Global Public-Private Partnership Advisory Network
Timothy developed the GP3 Institute network to provide a global pool of advisors with knowledge of public-private partnerships: from community-focused to global-initiatives.
Justice Ben Kioko
Zach is a research fellow for GP3 Institute. His work focuses on furthering the public knowledge on the role of public-private partnerships in the international sphere through directed research and through hosted events designed to educate the local community on otherwise unknown facets of international law and business relations. Zach is currently a third-year student at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where he is a member of the international law society and intends to pursue the international law emphasis for his J.D.
Tim has worked on a variety of projects involving multinational stakeholders from the private and public sectors in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. He currently serves as a Board Member and advisor for foundations and development institutions based in Switzerland, Uganda, Thailand and India. He is a qualified solicitor in England/Wales and licensed to practice law in the U.S. He also holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University in Geneva, Switzerland in International Studies/Law on the topic of Legal Frameworks for Global and Regional Development Public-Private Partnerships.
From 2005 until 2010, Tim served as General Counsel and Managing Director of Corporate Services for the GAVI Alliance, an international development institution that supports immunization projects in over 50 developing countries. He was responsible for managing legal affairs, the insurance portfolio and corporate services in a coordinated effort with international organizations including WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, foundations, NGOs and government development agencies.
Since 2010 he has supported various global partnerships and developed the GP3 Network, whose offerings advisory support and seminar courses for students interested in studying public-private cooperation.
Prior to his role at GAVI, he practiced with the Seattle law firm, Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (now KLGates), where he provided counsel to a broad range of clients, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com and dozens of start-up/innovation companies.
German Rodriguez is a legal and governance expert with experience working with international organizations and law firms to support the development of Public Private Partnership in different Latin American countries. He has worked with risk distribution schemes as well as project management and financing, providing technical advice for the definition of government policies on Public-Private Partnership topics, including catastrophic risk management and financing.
His focus on various public - private projects in Latin America aimed at poverty reduction, adaptation to climate change, sustainable agriculture among others through inclusive finance and insurance schemes, financial education programs, parametric insurance and others risk mitigation and financing schemes.
In addition, German has extensive knowledge and experience in legislative and regulatory frames in Latin American countries, as well as in recommendations and best practices in government policies from international organizations such as OECD, World Bank, international associations of finance supervisors and others. He obtained his master's degree in insurance Law and Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.
Pilar is a research fellow for GP3 Institute. She assists with various projects at GP3 including support for COSEFIN country expansion of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF). Pilar is currently a third-year student at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she is vice president of USF chapter American Constitution Society, Frank C. Newman Human Rights Advocate intern, and recipient of the Kenneth Lloyd Academic Scholarship.
Dr. Timothy Nielander
Justice Kioko, a national of Kenya, serves on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. His expertise in African matters extends to work with the African Union, and engagement with Regional Economic Communities including EAC, ECCAS, IGAD, SADC, COMESA, ECOWAS, and CENSAD as well as UN Agencies and he European Union, World Bank, CARICOM, ASA and other international and multilateral institutions. He served as Chief Legal Adviser to the African Union Commission and Director of the Legal Department from 2001 to July 2012 and was responsible for oversight of all legal matters including provision of legal advice, drafting of treaties and agreements, conduct of all elections, clearance of contracts and reports for the Executive Council and the AU Assembly.
While in the Legal Service, Ben Kioko initiated annual meetings between the Legal Advisers of the AU and the RECs and also established collaborative arrangements with the Legal Advisers of AU interlocutors particularly those of the United Nations (UN) System, the European Union (EU), Asian African Legal Consultative Organization and other international organizations. His work extended to work on a variety of human rights instruments aimed at combating corruption, improving human rights for women, and expanding principles of democracy, governance and fair election systems. Justice Kioko serves as Member, Advisory Group on Implementation of Human Rights Standards Project, Human Rights Implementation Centre, University of Bristol, UK; Member, Editorial Board, of a number of several international Law Journals. He is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a founder member of the Pan African Lawyers Union and Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.