Wellington Advocacy expands with Global Partnerships Bureau

Public policy experts to offer high-impact solutions to ongoing and emerging global challenges

October 13, 2020

Wellington Advocacy today announced the further expansion of their international projects with the launch of the Global Partnerships Bureau. Led by Idee Inyangudor, Vice President, Global Partnerships, this new practice will deliver bespoke public affairs campaigns and policy solutions to address global challenges.

Wellington Advocacy also welcomes Luwam Ghebre as Senior Consultant, Global Partnerships. Luwam is a public affairs professional with experience in advising senior executives in government, and the private sector. She brings to the role proven leadership in managing client portfolios, project execution, and a passion for emerging market partnerships, especially in Africa.

“Our mix of experience in politics, public affairs, impact investment, innovative finance, and sustainable development, provides our clients with support to achieve risk adjusted returns, and transformative social impact in emerging markets and developing economies,” said Idee Inyangudor.

Operating on the nexus of trade, investment, and international development, the Global Partnerships Bureau will offer project design, advisory, resource mobilization, government relations, citizen engagement and strategic communications services to sovereign governments, business, philanthropic organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals.

The bureau’s expertise expands over a range of areas including:

• Digital Advocacy

• Strategic Communications

• Blended Finance

• Financial Inclusion

• Health and Nutrition

• Education and Employment

• Peace and Security

• Energy

• Environment

• Gender

• Government and Governance

• Human Rights

 “Our goal is to enable our clients to achieve their critical mission by harnessing the forces of global transformation to maximize development outcomes, financial returns, and environmental sustainability in both advance economies, as well as in developing countries,” said Nick Koolsbergen, CEO, Wellington Advocacy.

Companies and organizations seeking to collaborate on building and executing government relations and communications strategies, partnership development, project finance, digital campaigns, stakeholder coalitions or running political campaigns can contact Wellington Advocacy at: contact@wellingtonadvocacy.com

About Idee:

Idee is a public policy expert with a focus on international cooperation, blended finance, and governance.  He is currently the Vice President – Global Partnerships, Wellington Advocacy Inc.  He works tirelessly to activate client portfolios for maximum impact in emerging and frontier market and has successfully facilitated over $80 million in financing for development projects in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.  Prior to his private sector roles, Idee had a distinguished career in public service both at the provincial and federal levels of government. He served as the Director of Policy/Stakeholder Relations for the Office of the Minister of International Development, where he championed the harmonization of Canada’s global engagement instruments, leading to the amalgamation of the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).  He was instrumental in shaping the implementation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s $7.5 billion, G-7 initiative on maternal and newborn child health – Canada’s largest single-issue global development investment. Other notable victories, Idee played a pivotal role in the creation of the following blended finance vehicles: FinDev Canada (www.findevcanada.ca) Canada’s newest development finance institution, and Convergence (www.convergence.finance) the first and only platform to connect public and private investors looking to co-invest in blended finance deals in emerging and frontier markets.  Idee was twice recognized as among the Top 100 influencing the Government of Canada’s foreign policy mix.

About Luwam:

Luwam brings almost a decade of public affairs experience having served as a senior staffer on Parliament Hill – both in government and opposition – and election campaigns. She has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the inner workings and complexities of government and brings experience in developing and implementing communications and stakeholder strategies for key decision makers.