Emily Wigens is ONE’s Italy and the Netherlands Director. She leads ONE’s advocacy and campaigning in Italy and the Netherlands, as well as overseeing the organization’s relationships with partners and governments in Nordic countries. Emily joined ONE in 2014 and has also lead ONE’s engagement with multiple governments across a number of global processes, including the G7 and G20 and EU legislative processes. She helped secure millions of dollars in funding for multilateral mechanisms, including Gavi, the Global Fund and the Global Partnership for Education.
Prior to joining ONE, Emily worked on political campaigns around the UK’s 2010 general election. In the European Parliament, she was part of a team drafting and negotiating EU transparency legislation for the extractive and logging industries to help fight corruption and ensure more money from oil and gas revenues in Africa is used to fight poverty.