Resource Allocation Technical Committee (RATC)

Isaac Adewole* (Trustee member of the committee)

An external candidate, Professor Isaac Adewole has been a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria since 1997. He was the former Nigerian minister of health from 2015 to 2019 and the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan from 2010 to 2015 as well as the past President of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC). His research interest is in the area of human papillomavirus, HIV, and gynaecologic oncology. Amongst the skills required for the Board of Trustees, Professor Adewole can point to knowledge of governance at the international or national level; experience of advocacy and working with government; and leadership in SRHR. Professor Adewole is from West Africa, currently located in Nigeria. He also lived in the UK for 18 months and spent 6 weeks in the USA in the past.

Sami Natsheh (Trustee member of the committee)

An MA volunteer, Sami Natsheh has worked in the municipality of Hebron, as Head of the Tenders and Purchases Department since 2012. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Al-Quds Open University. Sami is President of the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association. He has volunteered with the PFPPA since 2005 and was the first youth representative in the administrative body at that time in Hebron. Amongst the skills required for the Board of Trustees, Sami can point to SRHR leadership and networks; national governance experience; and youth empowerment networks. He is from the Middle East, currently located in Palestine. Sami identifies as part of an under-served community. 

Nynke Renske van den Broek

An external candidate, Professor Nynke van den Broek is an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist trained in Tropical Medicine with recognised international expertise in global health. She was previously a Professor in Maternal and New-born Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Director of the Centre for Maternal and New-born Health. From 2012 to 2016, Professor van den Broek was a Trustee at the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and from 2011 to 2015 was Co-Chair of the Maternal Morbidity Working Group at the WHO in Geneva. She holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam and has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) since 2006.

Amongst the skills required for the RATC, Professor van den Broek can point to a strong understanding of SRHR and related fields; an understanding of development assistance funding models for NGO; and an analytical mind set. She is from Western Europe, currently located in the UK.

Chehak Bhatia

An MA volunteer, Chehak Bhatia has been a youth volunteer with the Family Planning Association of India for the last three years and runs a home bakery by the name of Cheeku’s Bakery. In 2020, she graduated from the Punjab University with an Honors degree in Psychology, also majoring in English and with French as an alternate bachelor’s degree subject. Amongst the skills required for the RATC, Chehak can point to a strong understanding of SRHR and related fields; and an analytical mind set. She is from South Asia, currently located in India. Chehak is under 25 years old at this time.

Christopher Kamau

An external candidate, Christopher Kamau has been a Senior Advisor in Institutional and Organisational Development at WWF International since 2018. Previously he spent seven years working for ActionAid International, eventually as Deputy CEO and International Director for Federation Development. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Amongst the skills required for the RATC, Christopher can point to resource allocation experience; a strong understanding of SRHR and related fields; and an understanding of development assistance funding models for NGOs. He is from East Africa, currently located in Kenya.

Diana Abou Abbas

An external candidate, Diana Abou Abbas has been Executive Director of Marsa Sexual Health Center in Beirut, Lebanon since 2016. She is an Associate in Applied Sciences with an emphasis on Communication Arts from the Lebanese American University. Diana is Co-Chair for MENA, a working group member and Youth Representative for NGO CSW; a Board Member of the Lebanese AIDS Network of Associations; an Advisory Board Member for Helem and for Knowledge Is Power; and a Member of Meem and of Nasawiya. Amongst the skills required for the RATC, Diana can point to resource allocation experience; a strong understanding of SRHR and related fields; and an understanding of development assistance funding models for NGOs. She is from the Middle East, currently located in Lebanon. Diana identifies as part of an under-served community.

 

 

*Chair