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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.

Please click here to see a list of CERF Advisory Group members since the inception of the Fund. 

 

 

Current CERF Advisory Group Members

Ms. Marriët Schuurman
Ms. Marriët Schuurman
(Chair) Director of the Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Netherlands
Mr. Saud H. al-Shamsi
Mr. Saud H. al-Shamsi
Deputy Permanent Representative

United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations

United Arab Emirates
Ms. Yngvild Berggrav
Ms. Yngvild Berggrav
Policy Director, Section for Humanitarian Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Norway
Mr. James Chiusiwa
Mr. James Chiusiwa
Commissioner

Department of Disaster Management Affair

Malawi
Mr. Dmitry Chumakov
Mr. Dmitry Chumakov
Deputy Permanent Representative

Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York

Russian Federation
Ms. Deborah Collins
Ms. Deborah Collins
Head of Humanitarian, Multilateral and Civil Society Partnerships Division

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand
Ms. Elissa Golberg
Ms. Elissa Golberg
Assistant Deputy Minister

Strategic Policy at Global Affairs for Canada

Canada
Ms. Zeinabou Hadari
Ms. Zeinabou Hadari
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Niger
Niger
Mr. Md Abdul Hannan
Mr. Md Abdul Hannan
Honorary Adviser

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) of the Bangladesh National Parliament

Bangladesh
Dr. Rahmawati Husein
Dr. Rahmawati Husein
Vice Chair

Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC)

Indonesia
Ms. Noralyn Jubaira-Baja
Ms. Noralyn Jubaira-Baja
Assistant Secretary, Office of United Nations and International Organizations

Department of Foreign Affairs

Philippines
Ms. Hong Liang
Ms. Hong Liang
Deputy Director-General, Department of International Economic and Trade Affairs

Ministry of Commerce

China
Ms. Amanda Magambo
Ms. Amanda Magambo
Head of Civilian Component

Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC)

Uganda
Mr. Mohamed Methqal
Mr. Mohamed Methqal
Ambassador and Director General

Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation

Morocco
Ms. Hyunjoo Oh
Ms. Hyunjoo Oh
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative

Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York

Republic of Korea
Mr. Carl Skau
Mr. Carl Skau
Deputy Director General, Head of Department for UN policy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Sweden
Ms. Mette Thygesen
Ms. Mette Thygesen
Head of Department for Humanitarian Action, Migration and Civil Society

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Denmark
Mr. Matthew Wyatt
Mr. Matthew Wyatt
Director for Humanitarian, Security and Migration Division and Covid-19 Hub

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

United Kingdom
Dr. Thomas Zahneisen
Dr. Thomas Zahneisen
Director for Humanitarian Assistance

German Federal Foreign Office

Germany