Advisory Council

The Advisory Council consists of 11 members, including representatives of relevant UN entities, academic institutions, business, and civil society groups. The term of the membership of the Advisory Council is for one year, renewable annually, depending on the future thematic focus of the Grant. The Council meetings will be chaired by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

The Advisory Council is established to identify the criteria, as well as modalities, for the submission, review and selection processes in relation to the Grant. It will meet twice during its one-year term, to review and vote on applications.

The Advisory Council members review the applications received and recommend a short list of institutions/individuals for Grant consideration and decision by the High-level Steering Board.

Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany (United Arab Emirates)

Executive Director, MASDAR

Dr. Albert Butare (Rwanda)

Former Minister of State In Charge of Energy, Water and Communication; Republic of Rwanda and CEO, Africa Energy Services Group Ltd

Dr. Miguel Fernández Fuentes (Bolivia)

Executive Director, ENERGETICA - Energía para el Desarrollo

Mr. John Hofmeister (USA)

Founder and Chief Executive Citizens for Affordable Energy, Former President Shell Oil Company

Dr. Ken Koyama (Japan)

Chief Economist and Managing Director at the Institute of Energy Economics in Japan (IEEJ)

Mr. Christopher Martenson (USA)

Economic Researcher, Writer and Trend Forecaster; Cofounder of peakprosperity.com

Ms. Marie-José Nadeau (Canada)

Honorary Chair, World Energy Council, Former Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Secretary-General, Hydro-Québec

Mr. Thanin Pa-Em (Thailand)

Deputy Secretary-General, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board

Ms. Sheila Oparaocha (Zambia)

Executive Secretary, ENERGIA

Mr. SUN Xiansheng (China)

Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) Former President of China National Petroleum Corporation

Ms. Maria van der Hoeven (The Netherlands)

Former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Senior Associate Fellow, Ciep Clingendael

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