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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

Harjeet Singh

Head of Global Political Strategy

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan

Head of Building Movement Power

Nkatya Kafuli

Head of Finance & Operations

Director’s Office

Amira Al Lakki

Senior Executive Assistant

Leanna Dakik

Governance Liaison & Support Officer

Sandhya Lakshmi Chellapilla

Senior Manager: Resource Mobilisation

Building Movement Power

Erin Ruth Palomares

Network Development Officer

Francesca Dattesi

Coordinator: Just Transition

Hala Kilani

Campaigns Coordination Lead

Janet Kachinga

Network Development Lead

Janet Milongo

Senior Officer: Global Platform of Action

Sophie Richmond

Big Shift Global Coordinator

Global Political Strategy

Andreas Sieber

Global Lead - Multilateral Processes

Dharini Parthasarathy

Global Communications Lead

Pooja Dave

Policy Coordinator

Sindra Sharma

Global Policy Lead

Stephan Singer

Senior Global Specialist: Climate Science and Energy

Thomas Pullenkav

Renewable Energy Specialist

Operations and Finance

Immaculate Wanjohi

Senior Finance and Grants Officer

Katherine Burnard

Operations Lead

Michael Carr

Senior Finance Manager

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