The SMEP Programme is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).


The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) acts as a strategic partner to the SMEP programme, providing technical assistance, building consensus and helping to disseminate results to the international community.

Henrique Pacini

Programme Technical Advisor

Robert Hamwey

Programme Technical Advisor


The Project Management Agent (PMA) manages the programme delivery. The PMA comprises a consortium partnership between Pegasys, SouthSouthNorth (SSN) and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD).

Programme Leads and Programme Contract Management

Jeremy Richardson

PMA Lead: Contracts Delivery

Elisabeth Makumbi

Contract Delivery Support

Carl Wesselink

PMA Lead: Operational Delivery

Blaise Dobson

Project Manager

Programme Implementation

Amanda Dinan

Technical Coordination and Stakeholder Engagement

Melanie Stark

Procurement Manager

Clare Emslie

Contracts Manager

Lorraine Dimairho

Contracts and Procurement Coordination

Alexa von Geusau

Junior Project Manager

Technical Support

Robi Redda

Technical Expert - Sub-Saharan Africa

Shehnaaz Moosa

Technical Expert - Programme Delivery

Ali Mohammad Resaie

Technical Advisor - Bangladesh

Shahadat Hossain

Technical Advisor - Bangladesh