Advisory Group

AG group
CERF Advisory Group members meet in New York on 24-25 Oct 2017.

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, Board Chairman of Dasman Diabetes Institute

Kuwait
Mr. Jelte van Wieren
Mr. Jelte van Wieren
Director

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

The Netherlands
Dr. Salah Almazroa
Dr. Salah Almazroa
Director-General

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

Saudi Arabia
Ms. Rahel Asfwa
Ms. Rahel Asfwa
Director

National Disaster Response and Rehabilitation Directorate

Ethiopia
Ms. Mairo Mandara
Ms. Mairo Mandara

Country Representative of Nigeria at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Nigeria
Ms. Leni Stenseth
Ms. Leni Stenseth
Director

Section for Humanitarian Affairs, Norwegian MFA

Norway
Mr. Ricardo Toro Tassara
Mr. Ricardo Toro Tassara
Director

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

Chile
Mr. Peter Felten
Mr. Peter Felten
Head of Division

Humanitarian Assistance Policy, International Organisations, Multilateral Coordination Federal Foreign Office

Germany
Mr. Claus Lindroos
Mr. Claus Lindroos
Director

Humanitarian Assistance and Policy Division

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

Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid

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
Director

Humanitarian Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ireland
Mr. James Wallace Isbister
Mr. James Wallace Isbister
First Assistant Secretary

Humanitarian Coordinator for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australia
Ms. Keiko Kiyama
Ms. Keiko Kiyama
President

of the board of Trustees of Japan Emergency NGO

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

of the Department of International Economic and Trade Affairs of Ministry of Commerce

China
Ms. Rahmawati Husein
Ms. Rahmawati Husein
Vice Chair

of Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC), Muhammadiyah Organization

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

at the Permanent Delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the United Nations in Geneva

Mauritania
Mr. Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari
Mr. Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari
Director

of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar

Qatar
Ms. Beverley Warmington
Ms. Beverley Warmington
Director Humanitarian

Security and Migration, Department for International Development (DFID)

United Kingdom