How we work


How we work - Governance

The AmplifyChange Secretariat develops processes to manage the grant funding cycle.

Our independent Technical Review Panel (TRP) and Independent Advisory Board are the entities responsible for recommending and taking funding decisions that the AmplifyChange Secretariat then implements. 

Our TRP consists of independent experts in sexual and reproductive health and rights, each with knowledge of the thematic priorities and experience of the geographic regions where we provide support. TRP members are responsible for reviewing and recommending applications based on review criteria relevant to the purpose of AmplifyChange grant types.  

Our Board includes independent experts and advocates from the sexual and reproductive health and rights field, as well as representatives from the donor partner agencies that support AmplifyChange. The Independent Advisory Board is responsible for endorsing funding decisions on the basis of recommendations from the TRP. 

The primary review criteria used to make funding recommendations are: (i) relevance of proposed project; (ii) organisational capacity; (iii) sustainability and costs; and (iv) risk and mitigation. 

TRP members must declare any conflict of interest. As soon as a TRP member becomes aware of any potential conflict, the AmplifyChange Secretariat will put in place alternative arrangements for obtaining independent TRP input and advice in order to ensure advice is impartial. 

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The Independent Advisory Board currently consists of the following members:


Dr. Sara Seims (Chair): Independent SRHR expert

Full members

Ambassador Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah: Vice-President for Africa, IPAS

Andrew Bulemi: Partner, Mbaya and Associates (CPA-K) (Finance specialist)

Mark Chataway: Hyderus Ltd (Communications specialist) 

Ishita Chaudhry: Independent consultant (Youth and SRHR expert)

Victoria Clements: DFID, UK Department for International Development

Lana Dakan: David & Lucile Packard Foundation    

Lena Hothes: Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark​   

Dominic Kemps: ViiV Healthcare 

Dinah Musindarwezo:  Independent consultant (Gender and Women's Rights expert)

Eva-Charlotte Roos: Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency 

Johan Sunderberg: Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency 

Erik Thijs Wedershoven: Senior Manager Long Term Value Consulting, Ernst & Young (Finance specialist)


Althea Anderson: William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Yvonne Euverman​: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Annika Malmborg: RFSU, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education 

Anja  Sletten: NORAD, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation   

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Policy and operational benchmarks

Our Independent Advisory Board has agreed a number of benchmarks to help guide funding decisions and resource allocation. These benchmarks are considered when the Board considers recommendations for funding. They are intended to help ensure that AmplifyChange supports advocacy across each of its main priorities, as well as within countries (our Not to be Missed Countries) where progress on SRHR remains challenging.

For performance against benchmarks please see Results.