Advisory Group
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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

CERF Advisory Group Members

Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer
Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer
President

Kuwait Red Crescent Society

Kuwait
Mr. Jelte van Wieren
Mr. Jelte van Wieren
Director Stabilization and Humanitarian Affairs

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Netherlands
Dr. Salah Almazroa
Dr. Salah Almazroa
Assistant Supervisor General of Administration and Finance

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

Saudi Arabia
Ms. Rahel Asfaw Belachew
Ms. Rahel Asfaw Belachew
Director, Disaster Response & Rehabilitation

National Disaster Risk Management Commission

Ethiopia
Dr. Mairo Mandara
Dr. Mairo Mandara
Chair of Board

Girl Child Concerns

Nigeria
Ms. Leni Stenseth
Ms. Leni Stenseth
Director

Section for Humanitarian Affairs, Norwegian MFA

Norway
Mr. Ricardo Toro Tassara
Mr. Ricardo Toro Tassara
National Director of the Chilean Emergency Office

National Emergency Office (ONEMI)

Chile
Mr. Peter Felten
Mr. Peter Felten
Head of Division – Humanitarian Policy

Federal Foreign Office

Germany
Mr. Claus Lindroos
Mr. Claus Lindroos
Director for Humanitarian Assistance

Foreign Ministry of Finland

Finland
Mr. Bruno van der Pluijm
Mr. Bruno van der Pluijm
Director General

Belgium Foreign Office

Belgium
Mr. Per Enarsson
Mr. Per Enarsson
Deputy Director-General

Head of Department for Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, MFA

Sweden
Ms. Alison Milton
Ms. Alison Milton
Counsellor - Ambassador Designate to Colombia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ireland
Mr. James Wallace Isbister
Mr. James Wallace Isbister
Head of Humanitarian Division

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australia
Ms. Keiko Kiyama
Ms. Keiko Kiyama
Secretary General

Japan Emergency NGO

Japan
Ms. Hong Liang
Ms. Hong Liang
Deputy Director-General

Ministry of Commerce

China
Ms. Rahmawati Husein
Ms. Rahmawati Husein
Vice Chair

Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC)

Indonesia
Ms. Aissata Kane
Ms. Aissata Kane
Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Observer

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Mauritania
Mr. Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari
Mr. Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari
Ambassador, Director of International Cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Qatar
Ms. Beverley Warmington
Ms. Beverley Warmington
Director Humanitarian, Security, Migration

Department for International Development (DFID)

United Kingdom