Filmona Hailemichael is the Director at Publish What You Pay – United States. She marshals the technical expertise of PWYP’s 40 member NGOs to advance the coalition’s advocacy, campaigning and communications strategies. Filmona joined PWYP-US in 2018 with considerable experience doing policy advocacy, grassroots campaigning, and coalition-building in international development, including at Management Sciences for Health, and InterAction. She previously participated in the U.S. Department of State-funded E-LEEP program in Ghana, where she spent a month learning strategies for handling the social, economic and environmental challenges which arise from the extraction of natural resources.
You can contact Filmona at fhailemichael[at]pwypusa.org
Waseem Mardini is the Policy Advisor at Publish What You Pay – United States. His work includes research, writing, and campaign strategy in service of coalition efforts to secure a strong implementing rule for Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act. He has previously worked on extractive industries governance with the World Bank, on transparency and accountability with the Open Society Foundations, and international human rights law with the Open Society Justice Initiative. Waseem holds an MA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
You can contact Waseem at wmardini[at]pwypusa.org