Advisory Board

While SEA Change is a self-governed Community of Practice, the CoP also receives guidance from our Advisory Board. Advisory Board members focus on and advise in matters relating to the CoP strategic priorities. In practice this translates into supporting the development of strategic partnerships with other networks / organizations, advising towards the development of new growth priorities and the longer term strategic focus of the Community, and assisting in the development of related funding opportunities for the CoP.

The Advisory Board is designed to:

  • Advise in matters relating to the CoP strategic priorities
  • Provide a communication link between the SEA Change CoP and (possible) funders
  • Make recommendations which will address identified potential areas of development and growth
  • Assist in creating partnerships to address areas of development and growth
  • Increase the profile and presence of the Community in relevant events
  • Convene once every two months, or more often if needed, virtually and meet annually at a face-to-face meeting.

Click here to access the Advisory Board Terms of Reference.

Advisory Board Members

Bruce Ravesloot - Vice-president TANGO International, Thailand

Bruce is a Vice President and principal consultant with TANGO International, and operates from the TANGO Asia Regional Office in Bangkok. He is an experienced design, monitoring and evaluation specialist in the fields of food and livelihood security, disaster risk reduction, resilience, climate change adaptation, and public health. Prior to joining TANGO, he held staff and advisory positions with national NGOs in Thailand, and international NGOs and regional UN bodies in Asia and the Pacific. He has direct in-country work experience in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. This includes strengthening sustainable development program design and M&E at country, regional and global level, as well as extensive work in post-disaster settings, i.e., the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Haiti Earthquake, Cyclone Nargis, and the 2011 SE Asia floods.
Most recently Bruce served as CARE International’s Senior Climate Change Adaptation Adviser for Asia.

Christine Roehrer - Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the Climate Investment Funds Administrative Unit, United States

Ms Christine Roehrer is a development professional with 20 years of international experience in climate change, environment and evaluation.
She currently leads on building and implementing the monitoring and reporting systems and processes for the Climate Investment Funds, which to date have received over 7 billion USD in pledges. The Climate Investment Funds are made up of four funding windows to help developing countries pilot low-emissions and climate-resilient development.

Julian Barr - Director and M&E Specialist, ITAD Consultants,United Kingdom

Julian Barr has over twenty five years experience in international development. His current work is primarily in monitoring & evaluation, governance and research management and communications. He is currently programme director on two DFID-funded demand-side / democratic governance programmes – one in Nigeria and one in Ghana – to strengthen accountability, parliamentary capacity and civil society voice, and until recently led five year contract evaluating 25 of DFID’s Country Programmes.
Julian has led projects including: a 3 year out-sourced programme review contract for DFID in Bangladesh; institutional and process monitoring for a World Bank social investment fund in Bangladesh; work for DFID and the World Bank jointly in China designing M&E systems for a poverty reduction programme; design and delivery of a training programme on DFID’s revised logframe format; and evaluation of three DFID research communication programmes. Julian is an experienced evaluator and programme manager, with particular experience of managing multi-disciplinary and multi-site teams.

Nancy MacPherson - Managing Director Evaluation, Rockefeller Foundation, United States

As Managing Director, Evaluation, Ms. MacPherson is responsible for developing and managing the Rockefeller Foundation's evaluation function at strategy, Initiative and grant portfolio levels, including the assessment of the impact of the Foundation’s work.
Ms MacPherson joined the Foundation following 25 years of experience in development evaluation in Asia and Africa with international development organizations, the United Nations, multilateral and bilateral agencies. Most recently she set up and managed IUCN’s Program and Project Evaluation System and Performance Assessment System, served as Special Advisor to the IUCN Director General on Performance Assessment, and has played a key role in the establishment and nurturing of a number of global and regional development evaluation professional associations, and networks, notably, the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). For the past 5 years Nancy has been a member of the teaching faculty at the World Bank’s summer International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET).

Orlen Ocleasa - Deputy Chief of Party / Monitoring & Evaluation Manager ACDI/VOCA, Philippines

24 years of Community Development and project management experience, which includes strategic planning, project designing, project development, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and resource mobilization for funding support. Field /sectoral experiences include agricultural & rural development, urban poor, health, women, youth & children, indigenous people and ex-combatants/ rebel returnees.
13 years of experience working with international donors such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) with UNOPS (UN Office for Project Services), USAID, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).