Chapter V

About Us

The Momentum for Change initiative is spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat based in Bonn, Germany. The initiative would not be possible without the invaluable support of our funding partners, Advisory Panel and staff team.
Members of the 2018 Advisory Panel

Our Advisory Panel is comprised of senior experts from across the world, who have relevant professional experience in climate change and development projects. The Panel is responsible for selecting the winning activities and providing guidance on the development of the selection criteria.

Chair

GABRIELLE GINÉR

Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT Group

Vice Chair

RAMIRO FERNANDEZ

Director, Fundacion Avina

Full 2018 Advisory Panel

LORENA AGUILAR

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costa-Rica

NAWAL AL-HOSANY

Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

CHINMAYA ACHARYA

Chief of Programs, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

JAMIE BECHTEL

CEO, Kito Impact Foundation

JOEL BOLNICK

Founder of the Community Organization Resource Centre in South Africa, and coordinator for the secretariat of Shack/Slum Dwellers International

IGNACIO CAMPINO

Director at DESERTEC Foundation, former Board Representative for Sustainability and Climate Protection at Deutsche Telekom

JUAN JOSÉ DABOUB

Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Global Adaptation Institute and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change

MATS PELLBÄCK SCHARP

Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

ANTONIO HILL

Executive Director, The Global Call for Climate Action

IAN INABA

Founding CEO, Pathfind Inc.

MALCOLM JOHNSON

Deputy Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union

HEIDI HUUSKO

Senior Manager, Environment & Climate, United Nations Global Compact

MARK KENBER

Chair, Advisory Council at Reneum

THIERRY KLEIN

Head of Innovation Management for Verticals, Nokia

HEATHER MCGEORY

Managing Director, We Mean Business

RABI MOHTAR

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut (FAFS-AUB), TEES Research Professor at Texas A&M University

ANGELICA VALERIA OSPINA

Senior Researcher for Resilience Program of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

FARHANA YAMIN

Founder and CEO, Track 0

JEAN-MANUEL CANET

Senior Manager, Orange FR

SAMUEL MYERS

Director at Planetary Health Alliance, Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MARIA NEIRA

Director, Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health Department, World Health Organisation

Supporters

Planetary Health

Climate Neutral Now

Women for Results

Donors supporting the implementation of the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan

Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

Momentum for Change Team

NICLAS SVENNINGSEN

Manager, Global Climate Action

DAVID ABBASS

Outreach Team Lead, Global Climate Action

SARAH MARCHILDON

Momentum for Change Team Lead, Global Climate Action

ALIAKSANDRA LIAKH

Momentum for Change Team Assistant, Global Climate Action

NENEH DARWIN

Momentum for Change Communications Specialist, Global Climate Action

MAXIMO SAENZ

Momentum for Change Due Diligence Specialist, Global Climate Action