Gender Equality: Mada El Dibs,Global Affairs Canada; Shahin Ashraf, Islamic Relief Worldwide and Gunvor Bjerglund Thomsen, MFA Denmark.
Following sub-committees support the work of the steering group:
Communication: Denise Kodhe AU-ECOSOCC; Mercy Munene, CYNESA; Kristian Westad Bertelsen, MFA Denmark; Timothy Lavelle, USAI; Peter Prove, WCC and Stefan Sengstmann, WVI.
Membership: Hazel M.D. Dixon, AU-CIDO; Fred Nyabera, Arigatou International; Atallah Fitzgibbon, Islamic Relief; Mohammed Abu-Nimer, KAICIID, and Mada El Dibs, Global Affairs Canada serving in an advisory role, non-voting SG member.
Budget & Finance: Hazel M.D. Dixon, AU-CIDO; Hanno Spitzer, BMZ; Atallah Fitzgibbon, IRW; Mohammed Abu Nimer, KAICIID; Peter Prove, WCC; Kristian Westad Bertelsen, MFA Denmark; Mejindarpal Kaur, UNITED SIKHS and Adam Phillips, USAID.
The hybrid meeting in South Africa provided the opportunity to meet former steering group members and express gratitude for their engagement and dedicated work for PaRD. Grammy Award winner Ani Zonneveld, Muslims for Progressive Values, dedicated her song “In my soul” to the former leadership. The outgoing members of the former Steering Group are co-chairs Prof Mohammed Abu-Nimer, KAICIID and Jørgen Thomsen, Dan Church Aid/ACT Alliance, and members Maria Lucia Uribe Torres, Arigatou International; Hellen Mugo, CYNESA; Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Mercy Niwe/Kimberly Parent, World Bank.