International advisory board of ZEF

ZEF board members meeting in Bonn, September 2018.

The international Advisory Board of ZEF was inaugurated in November 1999. On the strength of its members' professional competence and reputation, the board is to actively follow the activities of ZEF as well as advise and support the Center in its strategy. Members of the Board represent the German state and federal ministries, private companies, as well as the international science and NGO community.

Current members of the international advisory board are:

  • Prof. Dr. Mohamed H.A. Hassan (Chairman of the Board)
    President of the African Academy of Sciences, Chair of UNU Council, Co-Chair of IAP, the Global Network of Science Academies; former Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Sudan

  • Prof. Dr. Bina Agarwal
    Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the University of Manchester, UK; former Director, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India

  • Dr. Ernest Aryeetey
    Secretary-General African Research Universities Alliance ;former Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, Legon

  • Dr. Florence Chenoweth
    Former Agriculture Minister of Liberia 

  • Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
    Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and member of the Federal Parliament, Germany

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch
    Rector of the University of Bonn, Germany

  • Mr. Wilfried Kraus
    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Head of Cultural, Earth System and Environmental Research, Germany

  • Dr. Michael Rabbow
    Senior Advisor - E&P Focus Africa Consulting GmbH, Hamburg

  • Susanne Schneider-Salomon
    Non-university research organization, EU; International Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Prof. Emeritus Frances Stewart
    Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) University of Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Prof. Dr. Holm Tiessen
    Former Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Montevideo, Uruguay

  • Prof. Dr. Carolina Vera
    Director of the Center for Atmospheric and Ocean Research (CIMA), Buenos Aires, Argentina