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RAYYAN HASSAN

Executive Director

Rayyan Hassan is a Bangladeshi national and the current executive director of the NGO Forum on ADB. He has a background in environmental studies (NSU, Dhaka, Bangladesh), and a Masters in Social Change and Development (UOW, Australia). He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Political Science at the University of the Philippines in Diliman as he oversees the Forum network and its campaigns.  As a civil society advocate he regularly engages policymakers at the ADB and AIIB and their major shareholders; bringing community issues to the forefront of the development debate. Through the support and guidance of the Forum International Committee, he continues to forge new alliances and implements campaigns with civil society groups at local, regional and global platforms.  His work in the Forum remains steadfast in underscoring the importance of environmental and social justice and holding IFIs accountable.

 

Rayyan can be reached at rayyan@forum-adb.org.

NADEEN MADKOUR

Safeguards Policy Analyst

Nadeen Madkour is an Egyptian national based in Sydney, Australia.

 

She is a research scientist working to better understand the role of race, gender, and peace in international development, particularly their application by Multilateral Development Banks. Her research interests cover a broad spectrum including the intersection of gender and development, postcolonial feminist theories, and the impact of neoliberalism on development and international political economy. 

 

She has worked in the non-profit sector and was part of global campaigns calling for the minimisation of forced displacement and end to illegitimate debt in the Asia-Pacific & the Middle East. She has recently published a joint paper monitoring the World Bank's response to COVID-19, which can be found here: https://www.jubileeaustralia.org/storage/app/media/downloads/latest-news/theworldbankandcovid-19-finaldraft.pdf"

You can reach her at nadeen@forum-adb.org

GLENN YMATA

Energy Campaigner

Glenn Ymata has been a Climate Justice and Energy campaigner for the past seven years. He is the campaigner of No Burn Pilipinas, the anti-incineration program lead of EcoWaste Coalition. He was the Senior Energy Transformation Officer of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice who spearheaded the lawsuit against the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Energy (DOE) in and the first climate change lawsuit against the International Finance Corporation – World Bank Group due to proliferation of coal power plants in the Philippines. He also served as the Secretariat Head of Southeast Asia Fish for Justice Network from 2008-2010. 

 

Glenn also worked in the public sector as Chief-of-Staff of Edcel Lagman Jr. (2010-2016), adviser on energy and climate for former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, and did consulting for the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and a number of local government units.


Glenn earned his bachelor's degree in Community Development and master's degree in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines. He specializes in public policy and program development and management. He is yet to finish his dissertation for his doctor of philosophy on Public Administration.

You can reach him at glenn@forum-adb.org

JEN DERILLO

Program Coordinator for Communications

Jen worked as a university professor for more than 15 years.  Polytechnic University of the Philippines, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, College of Divine Wisdom, Adamson University, Angelicum College, and the College of Holy Spirit are among the educational institutions that she had the opportunity to be involved with.

 

Her first exposure to development work was with Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. based in Manila, Philippines.

 

She has a degree in broadcast communication from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and has a master's degree in Communication, as well as Media Culture from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.  She is currently concluding her graduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from KU Leuven, Belgium.

 

She loves her coffee lukewarm, has a dog named Penny and Boris and loves to travel whenever possible. Trying to elevate small talk to medium talk as much as she can.  To see her portfolio please click here.

 

You can reach her at jen@forum-adb.org.

TANYA LEE ROBERTS-DAVIS

You can reach her at tanya@forum-adb.org

CHARITY CANTILLO-DELA TORRE

Administrative and Finance Coordinator

Charity or Lala joined Forum in July 2003. She has almost twenty years of experience in social development work. Lala was part of GABRIELA, an umbrella organization of women’s groups from different sectors, from 1991 to 1993. She worked with Kanlungan Center Foundation, Inc., a migrant crisis center, from 1993 to 2000. Lala also had a brief stint with the Philippine Rural and Reconstruction Movement (PRRM).

 

You can reach her at lcantillo@forum-adb.org.

PATRICIA RODULFA SIMON

Admin and Finance Officer

Patricia Rodulfa Simon has been with the Forum for last six years.  She is a  graduate of BS Accountancy and is the Admin and Finance Officer of the network.

She enjoys reading, volunteering, and finds computer/technological matters interesting.

You may reach Patty at patty@forum-adb.org.

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