À propos du MRI


Sonja Derkum, responsable de la le MRI

Sonja Derkum is the Head of the GCF's Independent Redress Mechanism. She was previously Head of the Complaints Mechanism (CM) for the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) for six years where she successfully managed the EIB’s independent public accountability function. She was with the EIB in Luxembourg in different control and accountability functions since 2003. In 2011, she spent a year supporting the Office of Internal Audit (OIA) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Sonja is passionate about topics around good governance and accountability and is a strong advocate for independent grievance mechanisms as a necessity to give a voice to affected communities.

Paco Gimenez-Salinas, spécialiste de la conformité et de la résolution des litiges

Paco Gimenez-Salinas is the Compliance and Dispute Resolution Specialist of the Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM). Paco Gimenez-Salinas, a Spanish and French national, is a lawyer by profession specialised in alternative dispute resolution with a focus in mediation. He has participated in cases handled by the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (IFC) as an external facilitator, as well as in cases managed by the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (IADB) in the role of its consultation phase coordinator. In México, he spent several years working in the field of community mediation. Amongst other experiences, he has participated in the design and facilitation of several major multi-party dialogues around issues such as air pollution reduction strategies, the impacts of dams and windmill fields, the strengthening of conflict resolution systems of land tenure related conflicts, etc. Mr. Gimenez-Salinas has undertaken post-graduate studies in the fields of conflict resolution at the University of Barcelona, political analysis at the Mexican University CIDE and community-company mediation at the University of Cape Town.

Halina Ward, Senior Consultant and interim Compliance Case Lead

Halina Ward, a dual Polish and UK national, is a specialist in international financial institution accountability and compliance processes. A lawyer by training, she has over thirty years’ experience in applied sustainable development policy research, including through positions with the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Senior Fellow), the International Institute for Environment and Development (Programme Director and Senior Associate) and Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development (Director). She recently served as a member of the Asian Development Bank’s Compliance Review Panel (2018-2023) and has also served as a senior consultant to the compliance team of the International Finance Corporation’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (2019-2021 and currently), as an expert with the Project Complaint Mechanism of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2014-2017), and as an Advisor to the GCF’s IRM (2016-2018). Halina’s research in the field of climate change includes analysis of just transitions from a business and human rights perspective (IHRB, 2020), and a major research project on links between democracy and climate change (FDSD, 2010-2013). Halina holds an LLB from University College London, and an LLM in Law and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Preksha Krishna Kumar, greffière et chargée de dossiers 

Preksha Krishna Kumar is a researcher, with wide-ranging experience relating to accountability and redress mechanisms. She previously worked for an international human rights advocacy organization based in New York, supporting dozens of frontline communities in their efforts to access information and redress.  Over the course of her career, Preksha has been immersed in the policies, practices and impacts of development finance institutions – working with diverse stakeholders in countries such as India, Colombia, Malawi and Kenya. Preksha holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, New York, with a focus on Development Economics and Spanish Literature.

Peter Carlson, chargé de communication

Peter est le responsable de la communication de le MRIet possède une grande expérience en matière de communication dans les domaines de l'éducation et du développement international. Avant de rejoindre le MRI, Peter faisait partie de l'équipe de communication du Partenariat mondial pour l'éducation (GPE), se concentrant sur les campagnes numériques et les médias. Avant le GPE, il a travaillé à l'OCDE, où il a géré les communications pour le Partenariat statistique pour le développement au 21e siècle (PARIS21) et la Direction de l'environnement. Il a également travaillé à l'école de commerce HEC Paris, à l'UNESCO et à African Artists for Development. Peter est titulaire d'une licence en marketing et en français de l'Ohio State University et d'une maîtrise en affaires internationales de Sciences Po Paris.

Sue Kyung Hwang, Dispute Resolution Case Associate

After studying International Affairs and Environmental Studies at the George Washington University, Sue Kyung Hwang pursued her master’s degree in Water Cooperation and Diplomacy, a joint programme held at the University for Peace (Costa Rica), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (Netherlands), and Oregon State University (U.S.), to learn how different stakeholders in riparian countries co-manage their shared water resources. Her past work experiences involve preparing a database of livestock carbon emissions and using it to educate the public for climate action in a local community in Costa Rica. Sue Kyung served as the IRM’s intern in 2020 and the IRM’s Team Assistant from April 2021 to October 2023. She was appointed as the Dispute Resolution Case Associate in October 2023.

Kiara Tegbe Savignac, Intern

Kiara is an intern at the Independent Redress Mechanism. She has diverse experience both in France and abroad, spanning NGOs, the private sector, and local government. Her roles have included PR assistant, project manager, community liaison, local democracy mission officer, and research assistant. Kiara holds a B.A. from Sciences Po Paris, with a focus on economics and sociology and a Euro-Asian concentration. She also earned a master’s degree in public policy, specializing in social policy and social innovation, from Sciences Po Paris. Her research thesis focused on policy evaluation, and she aspires to work in the field of accountability at the international level.

Oscar Nuwagaba, Intern

Oscar Nuwagaba joined the IRM Unit as an intern after earning his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Yonsei University, South Korea. He also holds a master's degree in Public Administration (Yonsei University) and a bachelor's degree in Democracy and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda. Oscar is a researcher and boasts over 12 years of experience in community development functions. Previously, he served as a Community Engagement Supervisor at the USAID-Education Development Centre, where he designed and led project-wide stakeholder engagement strategies and provided capacity building for implementing partners. As a Senior Community Development/Service Officer in the local and central government of Uganda, he supported dispute resolution, community engagement for voluntary withdrawal from encroached wetlands, and compliance investigations related to environmental social safeguards. He is deeply passionate about accountability and redress mechanisms.

Ancien personnel

Ibrahim Pam
Chef de le MRI a.i. (septembre 2022 - mars 2023)

Lalanath de Silva
Responsable du site le MRI (novembre 2016 - août 2022)

Susana Rodriguez
Spécialiste de la conformité et du règlement des litiges (juillet 2017 - juillet 2019).

Arian Grace Jovena
Assistante d'équipe (août 2017 - février 2019)

Christine Reddell
Greffière et chargée de dossiers (février 2019 - juillet 2021)

Anciens consultants

Paul Safar
Consultant assistant en communication et événements (janvier - décembre 2020)

Anciens conseillers

Asanga Gunawansa
(2016 – 2018)

Halina Ward
(2016 – 2018)

Anciens stagiaires

  • Hajar Mountassir (Hiver/Printemps 2018)
  • Shamir Shehab (hiver/automne 2018)
  • Andrea Guevera (été/automne 2018)
  • Peter Boldt (hiver/printemps 2019)
  • Marta Trofimova (hiver/printemps 2019)
  • Siddhanth Prasad (été/automne 2019)
  • Paul Safar (été/automne 2019)
  • Sue Kyung Hwang (hiver 2020/hiver 2021)
  • Katrina Lehmann-Grube (hiver/automne 2020)
  • Giada Giacomini (automne/hiver 2020)
  • Anusha Kaushik (automne/hiver 2020)
  • Amanda Bierschenk (printemps/automne 2021)
  • Safaa Loukili Idrissi (automne 2021/hiver 2022)
  • Noémie Fankhauser (printemps/automne 2022)
  • Charlene Angela Sardoma (automne 2022/hiver 2023)
  • Janneke Kielman (Printemps/Été 2023)
  • Roxanne Aminou (Printemps/Été 2023)
  • Vaishnavi Pallapothu (Summer 2023 - Winter 2024)
  • Nicholas Kemble (Summer 2023 - Winter 2024)