The CAN International Secretariat coordinates and steers the network to achieve the network’s strategic objectives.

Executive Team

Tasneem Essop

Executive Director

Jana Merkelbach

Director of Strategic Management

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan

Head of Building Movement Power

Nkatya Kafuli

Head of Operations

Anabella Rosemberg

Anabella Rosemberg

Interim Head of Global Political Strategy and Senior Advisor on Just Transition

Global Political Strategy

Koaile Monaheng

Expert on Renewable Energy for the Global Platform of Action

Rebecca Thissen

Rebecca Thissen

Global Lead on Multilateral Processes

Shreeshan Venkatesh

Global Policy Lead

Julie Ducasse

Coordinator on Renewable Energy Data Specialist

Francesca Dattesi

Coordinator: Just Transition

Pooja Dave

Policy Coordinator

Janet Milongo

Senior Officer - Global Platform of Action on Renewable Energy

Director’s Office

Adela Sandu

Governance Liaison & Support Officer

Amira Al Lakki

Senior Executive Assistant

Sandhya Lakshmi Chellapilla

Senior Manager: Resource Mobilisation

Stephan Singer

Senior Global Specialist: Climate Science and Energy

Building Movement Power

Fiza Naz Qureshi

Big Shift Global Gas Campaigner

Erin Ruth Palomares

Network Development Officer

Janet Kachinga

Global Lead: Network Development and Movement Building

Sophie Richmond

Global Lead - Big Shift Campaign


Danni Taaffe

Head of Communications

Dara Snead

Dara Snead

Communications Officer


Oana Duda

Events & Operations Officer


Alice Muzulu

Finance & Grants Officer

Immaculate Wanjohi

Senior Finance and Grants Officer

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