Advisory Group

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005, the CERF Advisory Group provides the Secretary-General with periodic policy guidance and expert advice on the use and impact of CERF.

The group does this through the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), who manages CERF’s day-to-day operations on the Secretary-General’s behalf.

Advisory Group members serve in their individual capacity, and not as representatives of their countries or Governments. They include Government officials from contributing and recipient countries, representatives of humanitarian non-governmental organizations and academic experts. Members have been carefully selected to reflect a geographical and gender balance.

CERF Advisory Group 2015-2016

CERF Advisory Group members meet in New York on 21-22 March 2016.

Back Row: L-R: Mr. Stephen O'Brien (Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator), Dr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev (Azerbaijan), Mr. Per Örneus (Sweden), Dr. Julius Oketta (Uganda), Mr. Joost  Andriessen (the Netherlands), Dr. Eltje Aderhold (Germany).

Front Row: L-R:  Mr. Manuel Bessler (Switzerland),  Ms. Jette Michelsen (Denmark), Mr. Samson Palia Wangusi (Kenya), Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins (Malaysia), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko (South Africa),  Ms. Christina Buchan (Canada), Ms. Rachel Turner (UK), Ms. Lisa Doughten (Chief CERF secretariat).

CERF Advisory Group Members 2016-2017
 

Mr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev

Director

The Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA)

Azerbaijan

 

Ms. Heather JEFFREY

Director General

International Humanitarian Assistance

Canada

 

Ms. María Andrea Albán Durán

Director

International Cooperation Agency

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Colombia

Mr. Peter FELTEN

Head of Division

Task Force for Humanitarian Aid, Federal Foreign Office

Germany

 

Ms. Keiko KIYAMA

Co-President

Board of the NGO Trustees of Japan Emergency

Japan

Mr. Samson Palia Wangusi

Deputy Secretary and Head of Kenya

Relief and Rehabilitation Department

Kenya

 

Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer

President

Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Board Chaiman of Dasman Diabetes Institute

Kuwait

 

Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins

Adjunct Professor (Peacebuilding)

Columbia University

Malaysia

 

Mr. Jelte VAN VIEREN
Director

Stabilization and Humanitarian Aid Department at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Netherlands

 

Ms. Leni Stenseth

Director

Section for Humanitarian Affairs, Norwegian MFA

Norway

 

 

Mr. Jesus (Gary) S. Domingo

Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Office of the United Nations and International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs

Philippines

 

Ambassador Seokyoung Choi

Ambassador and Permanent Representative

Korea to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva

Republic of Korea

 

Dr. Salah Almazroa

Director-General

General administration of supply of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

Saudi Arabia

 

Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko

Global Governance and Continental Agenda

Department of International Relations and Cooperation

South Africa

 

Mr. Per Örneus

Swedish Ambassador for Humanitarian Affairs

Sweden

 

 

Ambassador Manuel Bessler

Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA)

Swiss Agency for Development and

Cooperation SDC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Switzerland

 

Ms. Shaima AL ALI

Deputy Director

International Cooperation Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

United Arab Emirates

 

Ms. Rachel Turner

Director 

East and Central Africa Department, Department for International Development (DFID)

United Kingdom