At our annual Network Council Meeting, which took place the weekend before Thanksgiving, we had the pleasure of hosting a panel conversation on curbing illicit financial flows, promoting taxation and establishing an international bankruptcy process for sustainable development. The panel called “The Lost Revenue of the Global South,” consisted of three experts on tax issues, Øygunn Brynildsen, Pooja Rangaprasad and Alvin Mosioma.
Øygunn Brynildsen is the Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer for the European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD). She leads EURODAD’s work on debt and tax issues. Her role involves research, analysis and advocacy work, as well as keeping members of the network informed of what is going on regarding these issues.
Pooja Rangaprasad is the Programme Consultant in Advocacy and Outreach efforts for the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) in India. She has a Masters in Social Policy and Development from London School of Economics. She has previously worked in the development sector with a wide range of stakeholders such as State legislators, politicians, government officials and civil society focusing on issues related to children. Her work at CBGA focuses on advocacy and outreach efforts on issues relating to tax justice and transparency and accountability in the global financial system.
Alvin Mosioma is the Director of Tax Justice Network Africa. He is responsible for overall coordination, institutional relations and day to day leadership of the Secretariat. Mr. Mosioma has made tax justice in Africa his life long journey. He was the first Coordinator of the African Secretariat of the Tax Justice Network and has worked tirelessly to move it from a one person secretariat to a full-fledged office with five permanent staff members. Mr. Mosioma holds a Master’s of Science in Economics from the University Johannes Gutenberg in Germany.
The event had a great turnout of around 50 people. The panel was gripping as the speakers spoke passionately about the work they have accomplished and what has yet to be done.