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 members meet in New York on 24-25 Oct 2017.

CERF Advisory Group Members 2016-2017
 

Mr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev

Director

The Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA)

Azerbaijan

 

Ms. Shaima AL ALI

Deputy Director

International Cooperation Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

United Arab Emirates

 

Ms. Keiko KIYAMA

Co-President
Board of the NGO Trustees of Japan Emergency
Japan

Mr. Peter FELTEN

Head of Division

Task Force for Humanitarian Aid, Federal Foreign Office

Germany

 

Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer

President

Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Board Chairman of Dasman Diabetes Institute

Kuwait

 

Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins

Adjunct Professor (Peacebuilding)

Columbia University

Malaysia

 

Mr. Jelte VAN WIEREN
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

 

 

Ms. Rachel Turner

Director 

East and Central Africa Department, Department for International

Development (DFID)

United Kingdom

 

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

Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva.

South Africa

 

Mr. James Wallace Isbister

First Assistant Secretary

Humanitarian Coordinator for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australia

 

Mr. Bruno van der Pluijm

Director General

Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid

Belgium

Ms. Alexandra MacKenzie

Director

Humanitarian Organizations and Food Assistance Division

Canada

 

Mr. Toro Tassara

Director

National Emergency Office (ONEMI) and leading coordinator of the National Civil Protection System

Chile

Ms. Rahel Asfaw

Director

National Disaster Response and Rehabilitation Directorate

Ethiopia

 

Mr. Claus Lindroos

Director

Humanitarian Assistance and Policy Division

Finland

Ms. Alison Milton

Director

Humanitarian Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ireland

 

Mr. Per Enarsson

Ambassador of Sweden to Eritrea

 

 

Ms. Mairo Mandara

Country Representative of Nigeria at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Nigeria