Steering Committee

(Photo taken during Steering Committee meeting in Seoul, South Korea, 2015)

The network benefits from the guidance of a Steering Committee made up of internationally recognized democracy practitioners.

It is chaired by the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, former prime minister of Canada.

Tamara Adrián, Venezuela, Member of Parliament

Zainab Hawa Bangura, Sierra Leone (Chair), Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Antoine Bernard, France, International Federation for Human Rights

Ladan Boroumand, Iran, Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation

Kim Campbell, Canada (Formal Chair), Former Prime Minister

Glanis Changachirere, Zimbabwe, Institute for Young Women Development

Michael Danby, Australia, Member of Parliament

Ron Deibert, Canada, Citizen Lab

Alicja Derkowska, Poland, Education Society of Malopolska

Hannah Forster, Gambia, African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

Hualing Fu, China, University of Hong Kong

Carl Gershman, United States (ex officio, representing the Secretariat), National Endowment for Democracy 

Ana Gomes, Portugal, Member of European Parliament

Maxine Tanya Hamada, the Philippines, INCITEGov

Robert Hårdh, Sweden, Civil Rights Defenders

Bambang Harymurti, Indonesia, Tempo Publishing

Hisham Kassem, Egypt, The Egyptian Today

Zafarullah Khan (on leave)Pakistan, Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services 

Maina Kiai, Kenya, InformAction Kenya

Dismas Kitenge, Democratic Republic of Congo, Groupe Lotus

Sook-Jong Lee, South Korea, East Asia Institute

Radwan Masmoudi, Tunisia, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

Matteo Mecacci, Italy, International Campaign for Tibet

Sophía Montenegro, Nicaragua

Šimon Pánek, Czech Republic, People In Need

Gina Romero, Colombia, Latin American/Caribbean Network for Democracy (Redlad)

Hassan Shire, Uganda, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project

Natalia Taubina, Russia, Public Verdict Foundation

Hans Tippenhauer, HaitiFondation Espoir

Svitlana Zalishchuk, Ukraine, Member of Parliament

Yevgeniy Zhovtis, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law