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OMEP World Executive Committee (EXCO)

The World Executive Committee (EXCO) is comprised of the following members:

World President. World Treasurer, and Regional Vice Presidents for Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean. EXCO manages OME at global level, interacting with national committees, coordinating and conducting regional actions, but also receiving valuable information and contributions from each member state.

Its members and contact data are listed below:

World President

Mercedes Mayol Lassalle

Country: Argentina

Address: Sánchez de Bustamante 191 piso 2 “K” (1173) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone  +54 11 4866 6666

Email mercedes.mayol@worldomep.org  worldpresidency@worldomep.org

Languaje Spanish and English

World Treasurer

Elin Eriksen Ødegaard

Country: Norway

Telephone  +47 9023 7501

Email  treasurer@worldomep.org

Languaje English

Regional Vice President for Africa

Nyamikeh Kyiamah

Country: Ghana

Address: Willow Tree Children’s Centre, P. O. Box CT2569, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

Telephone +233 20 2018695

Languaje  English

Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific

Udomluck Kulapichitr

Country: Thailand

Address: Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University Phaya Thai Road, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

Telephone +66 81 428 6824

Languaje  English

Regional Vice President for Europe

Ingrid Engdahl

Country: Sweden

Address: Arbetargatan 15, SE 112 45 Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone +46709526735

Languaje  English

Regional Vice-Presidency for Latin America

Desiree López de Maturana Luna

Country: Chile

Address: San Ignacio 2023, San Miguel-Santiago, Chile

Telephone 

Languaje Spanish

Regional Vice-Presidency for North America and the Caribbean

Christiane Bourdages Simpson

Country: Canada

Address: 33- 390 Grande-Allée Ouest Québec, Canada

Telephone +1-418-558-8414

Languaje French and English

UN System Representatives

New York Headquarters

President/Chief Executive Officer

Mercedes Mayol Lassalle

Country: Argentina

Address: Sánchez de Bustamante 191 piso 2 “K” (1173) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone  +54 11 4866 6666

Email mercedes.mayol@worldomep.org  worldpresidency@worldomep.org

Languaje Spanish and English

Main UN Representative

Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti

Country: USA

Address:12 Palmer Terrace, Clinton 06413, Connecticut (USA)

Email: mpbelloni@hotmail.com 

Languaje:  English / Italian

Chief Administrative Officer

Donna-Akilah Wright

Country: USA

Address: 190 Vernon Avenue Brooklyn new York 11206

Email: donnaakilah2@gmail.com

Languaje: English

Representative

Kimberly Kopko

Country: USA

Address: 2215 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall | Cornell University

Email: kak33@cornell.edu

Languaje:  English

Representative

Tricia Hanley

Country: USA

Address: 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708

Email: phanley@sarahlawrence.edu

Languaje: English

Representative

Jessica Essary

Country: USA

Address: Director of Inclusive Education Programs, Cazenovia College, 22 Sullivan Street. Cazenovia, NY 1303

Email: jnessary@cazenovia.edu

Languaje: English

UN Representative in Geneva

World President

Mercedes Mayol Lassalle

Country: Argentina

Address: Sánchez de Bustamante 191 piso 2 “K” (1173) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone  +54 11 4866 6666

Email mercedes.mayol@worldomep.org  worldpresidency@worldomep.org

Languaje Spanish and English

Regional Vice President for Europe

Ingrid Engdahl

Country: Sweden

Address: Arbetargatan 15, SE 112 45 Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone +46709526735

Languaje  English

Representative

Lisbeth Gouin

Country: France

Address: 166 rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris

Telephone:  +33 672 96 65 50

Email: lisbeth.gouin@wanadoo.fr 

Languaje: French and English

UNESCO Representative

Representative

Danièle Perruchon

Country: France

Address: 163 rue de Charonne, 75011 PARIS

Email: perruchon.daniele@gmail.com

Languaje: French (mother tongue), (English and Spanish included)

Representative

Lisbeth Gouin

Country:  FRANCE

Address: 166 rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris

Telephone:  +33 672 96 65 50

Email: lisbeth.gouin@wanadoo.fr

Languaje: French and English

Representative

Michelle Cantat-Merlin

Country: FRANCE

Email: michelle.cantat-merlin@wanadoo.fr

Languaje: French and English

World Secretary Team

Eliana Espinosa, World Secretary

Email: astrideliana.espinosa@worldomep.org

Gonzalo de la Cuadra Reveco, Head of Communication area

Email: communication@worldomep.org

Vanina Figule, Editor: Blog “Rights from the Start”

Email: Vaninafigule@gmail.com

Honorary Collaborators of the Presidency

Gabriela Saizar, Coordination of the team of volunteer translators
Beatriz Elena Zapata Ospina, Research
Fernando Salinas-Quiroz, Research
Jorge Iván Alzate, Editor “OMEP: Theory into Practice”

National Comittees

OMEP operates in over 60 countries and five continents. Each country has a Presidency and a National Committee.

Africa: At the moment, there are 7 National Committees and 1 Preparatory Committee: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone (Preparatory Committee).

 Contact details for each state here. 

Asia Pacífic: At the moment, there are 12 National Committees and 1 Preparatory Committee: Australia, China, China-Hong Kong, Irán, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Island Nations, Pakistan, Philippines (Preparatory Committee), Singapore, South Korea, Thailand.

Contact details for each state here. 

Europe: At the moment, there are 27 National Committees and 1 Preparatory Committee: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia (Preparatory Committee), Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Contact details for each state here

Latin America: At the moment, there are 13 National Committees and 2 Preparatory Committees: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala (Preparatory Committee), Mexico, Panama, Paraguay (Preparatory Committee) Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. 

Contact details for each state here

North America and the Caribbean: At the moment, there are 3 National Committees in the Region: Canada, Haiti, and the United States of America.

Contact details for each state here

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