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, Valerie Amos. Ms. Amos 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.


CURRENT Members 2014-2015
 

Ms. Catherine Walker (Chair)
Former First Assistant Secretary
Humanitarian and Stabilisation Division and Humanitarian Coordinator, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australia

Mr. Wenliang Yao

Commercial Counsellor
Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs 

Ministry of Commerce
China

 

Ms. María Andrea Albán Durán

Director

International Cooperation Agency

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Colombia

Mr. Nestor Koko

Councelor

Permanent Mission of Côte d’Ivoire

to the United Nations in New York

Côte d’Ivoire

 

Ms. Nancy Butijer

Head, Division for Economic Multilateral Relations, Economic and Social Issues
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Croatia

Ms. Jette Michelsen   
Chief Advisor
Department for Humanitarian Action 

Civil Society and Personnel Assistance
Denmark

 

Mr. Mathewos Hunde Tulu
Disaster Risk Reduction/Management Advisor for the Intergovernmental Authority for

Development (IGAD)

Ethiopia

Dr. Eltje Aderhold   
Head of Divison
Task Force for Humanitarian Aid of the Federal Foreign Office

Germany

 

Ms. Yukie Osa
President, Association for Aid and Relief Japan
Professor in the Department of Sociology
Rikkyo University
Japan

 

Mr. Samson Palia Wangusi

Deputy Secretary and Head of Kenya Relief and Rehabilitation Department

Kenya

Mr. Jozef H.L.M. Andriessen
Director

Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department, 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Netherlands

Ms. Susan Eckey

Minister Counsellor
Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN
Norway

Mr. Jesus (Gary) S. Domingo

Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs

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

Philippines

Dr. Ahmed Al-Meraikhi

Director of the Department of International Development

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Director-General of the Qatar Development Fund
Qatar

 

Mr. Per Örneus

Head of Department for Multilateral Development

Cooperation

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Sweden

 

Ambassador Manuel Bessler

Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Switzerland

Major General Dr. Julius Oketta

Director

National Emergency Operations and Coordination Centre

Office of the Prime Minister,Department of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Management

Uganda

 

Ms. Susanna Moorehead

Director

Western and Southern Africa

Department for International Development (DfID)

United Kingdom