TAP Network Steering Committee

TAP Network Steering Committee 2022-2023

For your reference, you can find the Terms of Reference for the Steering Committee.

Additionally, you can find the Steering Committee Meeting and Call Minutes.

TAP Network Steering Committee Members for the Term 2022-2023

–          Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS)

–          Accountability Lab

–          CIVICUS

–          World Vision

–         Consolation East Africa

–         Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development Nigeria


CSPPS is a South-North non-governmental coalition of peacebuilding organisations, which aims at strengthening the voice and capacity of society to effectively engage in, and influence, peacebuilding and statebuilding as a critical contribution to crisis prevention, sustainable peace and development for all. First hosted and coordinated by Interpeace, and now by Cordaid, CSPPS has been acting since 2011 as the central platform where civil society ideas are generated, where progress with regard to the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSG) is discussed, and where consensus is sought on the course of action to be taken with respect to the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS).

o  Website: https://www.cspps.org/

o  TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/civil-society-platform-for-peacebuilding-and-statebuilding-cspps/

o  Location: Europe

o  Primary Representative: Peter van Sluijs (Peter.van.Sluijs@cordaid.org) (he/him)

o  Secondary Representative: Charlotte de Harder (charlotte.deharder@cordaid.org) (she/her)

Our vision is a world in which people with power are accountable. It is a world in which resources are used wisely, decisions benefit everyone fairly, and people lead secure lives. We are catalyzing a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world by supporting change-makers to develop and implement positive ideas for integrity in their communities. By enabling people to generate the knowledge, skills and networks needed for accountability, we unleash positive social and economic change. We have three mutually-reinforcing objectives: to support a positive movement to build accountability; provide substantive, flexible and long-term support for those leaders who can collectively lead this movement within specific contexts; and support collaboration around accountability and open governance.

o  Website: http://www.accountabilitylab.org/

o  TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/accountability-lab/

o  Location: USA

o  Primary Representative: Cheri-Leigh Erasmus (cheri@accountabilitylab.org) (she/her)

o  Secondary Representative: Jean Scrimgeour (jean@accountabilitylab.org) (she/her)

CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. We were established in 1993 and since 2002 have been proudly headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with additional hubs across the globe. We are a membership alliance with more than 12,000 members in more than 175 countries. CIVICUS works to promote action and accountability on SDG 16 by: 1) Ensuring that civic space is upheld across efforts to achieve all SDGs (Goals 1-17), by providing civil society with the knowledge, resources and opportunities to fully engage in Agenda 2030; and 2) supporting civil society to generate and use data relating to specific targets and indicators within Goal 16, primarily 16.7 and 16.10, to support a more accurate, inclusive, and accountable approach to follow-up and review of Goal 16.

o  Website: https://www.civicus.org/

TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/civicus/

o  Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

o  Primary Representative: Tor Hodenfield (tor.hodenfield@civicus.org) (he/him)

o  Secondary Representative: Mandeep Tiwana (mandeep.tiwana@civicus.org) (he/him)

We are an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. We believe a world without violence against children is possible, and our global campaign “It Takes A World to end violence against children is igniting movements of people committed to making this happen. No one person, group or organisation can solve this problem alone, it will take the world to end violence against children. The campaign is part of our contribution to SDG16+ implementation and achievement.

o  Website: https://www.wvi.org/

TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/world-vision/

o  Location: Global

o  Primary Representative: Arelys Bellorini (arelys_bellorini@wvi.org) (she/her)

o  Secondary Representative: Jason Manrique (jason_manrique@wvi.org) (he/him)

Consolation East Africa

The organization has assisted grassroots Civil Societies Organizations of Eastern and Central African countries, offering themselves for the voluntary national reviews to create and submit parallel Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports to the HPLF. The Process involved the following processes: Training CSOs on the 2030 agenda and the significance of the HPLF process in accelerating the 2030 agenda in African countries; Conducting vigorous review on all national law, frameworks, policies and guidelines on the implementation of the SDGs and Reviewing the progress of the implementation of Specific SDGs (3, 5, 10 and 16), using an inclusive review approach based on the principle of “leaving no one behind”. The organization has also been using the SDG data explorer of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, to assist countries track implementation of the recommendations received from countries, treaty bodies and other mechanisms. (The Human Rights Guide to the SDGs: sdg.humanrights.dk and the SDG-Human Rights Data Explorer: sdgdata.humanrights.dk). Lastly the organization has been working with grassroots organizations to review the Governments’ VNR reports and evaluate the government’s process of consulting indigenous people, civil society, and other stakeholders in the formation of their reports. With more resources the organization hopes to empower more grassroots organizations on the 2030 agenda and specific goals and their indicators. 

o  Website: https://consolationafrica.wordpress.com/

TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/consolation-east-africa/

o  Location: Kenya

o  Primary Representative: Bridged Faida (consolationeastafrica@gmail.com)

o  Secondary Representative: Dr. Richard Muko (richomuko@gmail.com) (He/Him)

Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development believes that the realisation of all the 17 Goals hinges on the attainment of SDG16.

CSCSD overall objective is to strengthen the participation of the critical stakeholders in the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Nigeria so as to promote transparency, accountability and good governance around SDG 16.

Strengthen the capacity of CSOs (especially TAP members) to engage in follow up and review accountability processes in Nigeria.  

Strengthen the advocacy skills and engagement strategy of the civil society so as to increase partnership and effective engagement in critical SDG lines; Improve the coordination and communication mechanism among the stakeholders so as to provoke policy discussions with a view to identifying and attenuating the possible challenges facing the implementation of SDGs in the southwest states;

Launch a community interactive process with the legislative assembly and the executive so that there could be cordial Government-community relations.

o  Website: www.cscsdev.org

TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/civil-society-coalition-on-sustainable-development/

o  Location: Nigeria

o  Primary Representative: Mekwuye Margaret Olabisi (bisimekwuye@yahoo.com) (she/her)

o  Secondary Representative: Dr. Tola Winjobi (he/him)