Staff and Structures – CIDSE

Staff and Structures

The CIDSE Secretariat facilitates and coordinates the common efforts of its members, represents CIDSE at the EU and international levels and undertakes advocacy activities and other initiatives in collaboration with its members to contribute towards systemic change and global justice.

The Secretariat is organised into teams that coordinate various working groups in order to achieve its objectives:

1. Societal and ecological transformation
2. Communities regaining control over the commons
3. Facing climate change: just and sustainable food and energy models
4. Change starts with us

CIDSE Management Team

Josianne
Gauthier

Secretary General

gauthier(at)cidse.org
@GauthierJCIDSE

Elise
Kervyn

Senior Advisor

kervyn(at)cidse.org
@EliseKervyn

François
Delvaux 

Senior Advisor

delvaux(at)cidse.org

Valentina
Pavarotti

Communications Manager
(on sabbatical leave)

pavarotti(at)cidse.org
@vale_pava

CIDSE Staff

Inês
Barral

External Funding and Membership Outreach Officer

barral(at)cidse.org

Nicky
Broeckhoven

Ecological Footprint and Gender Equality Officer

broeckhoven(at)cidse.org

Giuseppe
Cioffo

Corporate Regulation and Extractives Officer

cioffo(at)cidse.org

Carmen
Contreras

Communications Officer

contreras(at)cidse.org

Daniel Fernández Campos

Assistant in Monitoring Evaluation & Learning on Systemic Change

campos(at)cidse.org

Vincent
Dauby

Agroecology and Food Sovereignty Officer

dauby(at)cidse.org

Myriam
Eboule

Accountant

eboule(at)cidse.org

Veronica
Fani

Climate Justice and Energy Intern

gotra(at)cidse.org

Giorgio
Gotra

Communications Manager

gotra(at)cidse.org

Lydia Lehlogonolo Machaka

Climate Justice and Energy Officer
(On maternity leave)

machaka(at)cidse.org

Marie-Paule
Ogereau

Communications and Administrative Assistant

ogereau(at)cidse.org

Yvette
Pierret

Human Resources and Administrative Officer

pierret(at)cidse.org

Marco
Quattrola

Administration and Logistics Assistant

quattrola(at)cidse.org

Saïd Ben
Seddik

Technician and Programmer, Office Maintenance

benseddik(at)cidse.org

Dorien
Vanden Boer

Israel and occupied Palestinian territory Policy Officer

vandenboer(at)cidse.org

Manny
Yap

Land Rights Officer

yap(at)cidse.org

Decision Making Structures

CIDSE Board meeting, January 2023


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of the directors of the 18 member organisations. The board meets once a year and is responsible for the general running of CIDSE, in particular reviewing current activities and formulating policies for the future.

CIDSE Executive Committee, January 2023


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the implementing and supervising arm of the Board of Directors. The secretary general, ecclesiastical assistant and treasurer are non-voting members.

Caoimhe de Barra (Trócaire), President
Anja Appel (KOO)
Axelle Fischer (Entraide et Fraternité)
Ricardo Loy (Manos Unidas)
Alistair Dutton (SCIAF)
Josianne Gauthier (CIDSE), Secretary General 
Mgr. A. Tesfaselassie Medhin (Eparchy of Adigrat/Ethiopia), Ecclesiastical Assistant
Dunie Wijbenga (Cordaid), Interim Treasurer

Working groups

CIDSE member agencies work together in working groups, platforms and fora on the issues defined in the strategic plan. The CIDSE Secretariat facilitates the working groups and ensures communication between the member agencies and the overall coherence of CIDSE’s work.

networks

CIDSE is also a member of other networks, including CAN Europe, the Laudato Si Movement, and CONCORD.

CIDSE is also a founding member of the European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSIA): a group of organisations joining forces in Europe to promote climate and social justice, highly inspired by the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis. This alliance brings together the following organisations: COMECE – Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU; JESC – Jesuit European Social Centre; CIDSE – International family of Catholic social justice organisations; GCCM – Global Catholic Climate Movement; Justice and Peace Europe; CCEE – Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe.

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