UN High Level Meeting on TB

TB HLM Affected Communities and Civil Society Advisory Panel

Through a competitive process led by the Civil Society Representatives to the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board, 15 members were chosen to form the Affected Communities and Civil Society Advisory Panel. The purpose of this panel is for individuals representing TB affected community constituencies or individual representatives from organizations working with affected TB communities, to guide HLM community engagement, mobilize support and represent advocacy priorities of the communities they represent.

In order to streamline coordination and planning of the HLM itself, 8 Work Tracks were identified and created, under a Coordinating Group that is being led by the Stop TB Partnership. The Advisory Panel, together with International Civil Society Support (ICSS), who was awarded the role of Affected Communities and Civil Society Coordination Platform, form Work Track 6: Affected Communities and Civil Society.

Additionally, each member has the opportunity to act as a Focal Point within another Work Track, in order to ensure the voices of communities and civil society are heard throughout the HLM planning process. Below you can find the names of each of the Advisory Panel members, the region they represent, and the Work Track in which they are acting as Focal Point.

 Name  Region  Work Track
 Abdulai Abubakarr Sesay  Africa  Track 5: PR and Communications
 Bertrand Kampoer  Africa  Track 7: Private Sector Platform
 Dean Lewis  Asia  Track 8: Logistics
 Donald D Tobaiwa  Africa  Track 7: Private Sector Platform
 Endalkachew Fekadu  Africa  Track 3: Support development of strong content
 for UNHLM Political Declaration and
 Accountability Mechanism of strong content for
 UNHLM Political Declaration and Accountability
 Mechanism
 Evaline Kibuchi  Africa  Track 4: In-Country Advocacy and High-Level
 Engagement
 Ingrid Schoeman  Africa  Track 5: PR and Communications
 Jeffry Acaba  Asia  Track 2: Development of Modalities Resolution
 Kathy Eridania Brito
 Garcia
 Latin America and  
 Caribbean
 Unassigned 
 Leonid Lecca  Latin America and 
 Caribbean
 Track 4: In-Country Advocacy and High-Level
 Engagement
 Louie Zepeda Teng  Asia  Track 1: UNSG Engagement & UN Missions in New
 York and Geneva 
 Mandy Slutsker  North America  Track 3: Support development of strong content 
 for UNHLM Political Declaration and
 Accountability Mechanism of strong content for
 UNHLM Political Declaration and Accountability 
 Mechanism
 Mike Frick  North America  Track 3: Support development of strong content 
 for UNHLM Political Declaration and
 Accountability Mechanism of strong content for
 UNHLM Political Declaration and Accountability 
 Mechanism
 Safar Naimov  Eastern Europe  Track 4: In-Country Advocacy and High-Level
 Engagement
 Yuilya Chorna  Eastern Europe  Track 1: UNSG Engagement & UN Missions in New
 York and Geneva