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

Director’s Office

Tasneem Essop

Executive Director

Harjeet Singh

Senior Adviser: Climate Impacts

Leanna Dakik

Executive Officer

Amira Al Lakki

Executive Assistant

Climate Ambition and Action

Marianne Toftgaard

Head of Climate Ambition and Action

Sindra Sharma

Senior Programme Officer

Francesca Dattesi

Programme Officer


Dharini Parthasarathy

Senior Communications Officer

Hala Kilani

Senior Communications Officer

Mickey Eva

Communications Officer: Digital and Social Media

Network Development and Outreach

Jana Merkelbach

Head of Network Development and Outreach

Janet Kachinga

Senior Network Development Officer

Erin Ruth Palomares

Network Development Officer

Operations and Finance

Nkatya Kafuli

Head of Operations

Sandhya Lakshmi Chellapilla

Senior Fundraising and Partnerships Manager

Michael Carr

Finance Manager

Immaculate Wanjohi

Finance Officer

Katherine Burnard

Operations Coordinator

Zhanna Tlegenova

Events Assistant (CAN-ASM)

Platform of Action on Renewable Energy

Stephan Singer

Senior Climate Science and Global Energy Policy Advisor

Thomas Pullenkav

Renewable Energy Expert - Global Platform of Action on Renewables

Janet Milongo

Coordinator on Renewables - Global Platform of Action on Renewable Energy

Policy Advocacy

Lina Dabbagh

Head of Political Advocacy

Andreas Sieber

Policy Coordinator

Pooja Dave

Policy Coordinator

Sustainable Finance

Sophie Richmond

Big Shift Global Coordinator

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