The Hague, NL (PRWEB) July 8, 2009
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (http://www.snvworld.org) today announced the formation of its new International Advisory Board. The Board's members include social, political and academic leaders from around the world. Each member has professed a keen interest in engaging with SNV to promote its mission to achieve poverty reduction through local capacity building and the promotion of good governance.
SNV's International Advisory Board's members will share their knowledge and networks to help expand the scale and impact of SNV's work. Furthermore, the Advisory Board will increase SNV's international visibility and support its partnership-building efforts.
"I'm delighted that this group of people has acknowledged SNV's added value in strengthening the capacities of people worldwide. They will definitely inspire us with their knowledge, conviction and dedication to achieve our common goal: alleviating poverty", SNV Director, Dirk Elsen, stated.
The Advisory Board comprises the following individuals (in alphabetical order):
- Nathalie Cely Suarez, Coordinating Minister of Production, Competitiveness and Commercialisation, Ecuador
- Patrick Chabal, Professor of African History and Politics, King's College, London, England
- Lyonchhen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan
- Angélique Kidjo, singer, song-writer, anti-poverty activist and Grammy Award Winner, USA
- John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana
- Jeffrey Sachs, President and Co-Founder, Millennium Promise Alliance, USA
- Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University, USA
- Gabriel Silva, CEO, National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia
- Ousmane Sy, Coordinator, l'Alliance pour Refonder la Gouvernance en Afrique, Mali
- Mohammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
SNV is an independent Netherlands-based development organisation committed to eliminating poverty and improving good governance worldwide. We contribute to this by strengthening the capacities of local organisations. SNV provides technical assistance, advocacy, project implementation and investment advisory services that generate employment and income, and improve access to basic services for low-income populations. We believe that multi-sector cooperation is the engine of growth and that poverty alleviation needs to be approached in an integrated and inclusive way. SNV has a global network of nearly 1,500 professionals in 32 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans.
An overview of Advisory Board members, including biographies and photos, can be found on our website: http://www.snvworld.org
For further information: Edu Willemse, SNV liaison corporate media relations:
Tel. +31 (0)70 3440 244
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