Constituency Council Member Alternate
Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen

Mr. Maher Abdelrahim

Head of Division - World Bank Division, International Cooperation Department
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
Amman
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Tel: +962 6 4644466 ext 644
Fax: +962 6 4611669
Email: maher.abdelrahim[a t ]mop.gov.jo
Date of Appointment: May, 2023
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine

Ms. Nino Tkhilava

Head of Department
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia
6, Marshall Gelovani Ave.
Tbilisi 0159
Georgia
Tel: +995 32 272 72 50
Email: nino.tkhilava at mepa.gov.ge; ntkhilava at gmail.com; lali.titilokashvili at mepa.gov.ge
Date of Appointment: May, 2023

Dr. Aliona Rusnac

State Secretary
Ministry of Environment
BVD Stefan Cel Marie 162
Chisinau 2004
Republic of Moldova
Tel: +37322 204564
Email: aliona.rusnac at mediu.gov.md; cara_aliona at yahoo.com
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Mr. Karim Baba

Director of Urban Environment Policy
Ministry of Environment
Ministère de l'Environnement Rue Des 4 Canons
Algiers 16000
Algeria
Tel: +213 21 43 41 88
Email: karimbaba1964(A T)gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Nov, 2022

Ms. Hoda Elshawadfy

GEF Unit Director
The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
30 Misr Helwan El-Zyrae Road, Maadi
Cairo 11728
Egypt
Tel: +2 25256450
Email: gefunitegypt(a t )gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Nov, 2022
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Ms. Qongqong Hoohlo

Acting Director- Department of Environment
Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture
6th Floor Post Office Guilding, PO Box 10993
Maseru 100
Lesotho
Tel: + 26622320534
Fax: +25522311139
Email: qhoohlo[a t ]gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Dec, 2023

Mr. Evans Njewa

Chief Environmental Officer
Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change
Private Bag 394, Lilongwe 3
Lilongwe
Malawi
Tel:
Email: evansnjewa(A T)gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Antigua And Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts And Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Samanthia Justin

Chief Technical Officer
Department of Sustainable Development - Ministry of Education
Georgiana Court, John Compton Highway
Castries
Saint Lucia
Tel: +1-758 468 5850
Email: sajustin11[a t ]gmail.com; sajustin[a t ]gosl.gov.lc
Date of Appointment: Aug, 2023

Mrs. Janeel Miller-Findlay

Director, Sustainable Development Unit
Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development & Culture
Administrative Complex, Bay Street
Kingstown VC0100
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel: +1784 485 6992
Email: janeel.miller at gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Aug, 2023
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay

Ms. Maria Antonella Parodi

Foreign Service Officer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship
Esmeralda 1212
Buenos Aires c1007ABR
Argentina
Tel: +5411 15166 8469
Email: wwp[a t ]mrecic.gov.ar; zlm[a t ]mrecic.gov.ar; jrwalsh[a t ]ambiente.gob.ar
Date of Appointment: Oct, 2023

Mrs. Ines Pando

Head of Cooperation and International Affairs
Ministry of Environment
Av. Antonio Miroquesada 425 Magdalena
Lima 15076
Peru
Tel: +51 989179290
Email: ipando(A T)minam.gob.pe; achang(A T)minam.gob.pe; yvillanueva(A T)minam.gob.pe
Date of Appointment: Oct, 2023
Armenia, Belarus, Russian Federation

Ms. Ruzanna Grigoryan

Head of International Cooperation Department
Ministry of Nature Protection
3rd Government Building, Republic Square
Yerevan 0010
Republic of Armenia
Tel: +34711 818 513/ +34711 818510
Fax: +34711 818 506
Email: min_ecology(a t )mnp.am; ruzanna.grigoryan(a t )mnp.am; interproject(a t )mnp.am; ruzanna.grigoryan(a t )env.am
Date of Appointment: Mar, 2023
Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea

Mr. Richard Bontjer

Director
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
44 Sydney Avenue, Forrest
Canberra, ACT 2603
Australia
Tel: +61 2 6261 1843
Email: richard.bontjer(AT) dfat.gov.au; mary.powter(AT) dfat.gov.au
Date of Appointment: Oct, 2020

Ms. Andrea Stewart

Senior Adviser
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, International Development Group (IDG)
195 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6160
New Zealand
Tel: +64 4 439 8368
Fax: 011 64 4 439 8517
Email: andrea.stewart[a t ]mfat.govt.nz; james.brennan[a t ]mfat.govt.nz
Date of Appointment: Oct, 2022
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Türkiye

Ms. Victoria Schreitter



Austria
Tel:
Email:
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024

Mr. Miguel Marques



Luxembourg
Tel:
Email:
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Ms. Gabriela Blatter

Principle Policy Advisor International Environment Finance
Federal Office for the Environment
Berne, BE CH-3003
Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 464 08 33
Fax: +41 58 463 03 49
Email: gabriela.blatter(a t )bafu.admin.ch; lucretia.landmann(a t )bafu.admin.ch
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2021

Dr. André Wehrli

Senior Policy Advisor
Switzerland - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs,
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Freiburgstrasse 130
Berne, Berne 3003
Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 462 33 59
Email: andre.wehrli(at)eda.admin.ch
Date of Appointment: May, 2023
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Mr. Parameswaran Iyer

India- Council Member for the GEF
The World Bank
Executive Director, EDS12 1818 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20433
USA
Tel: +1 202 458 1046 Ext: 81046
Email: piyer[a t ]worldbank.org; rkumar38[a t ]worldbank.org; rtopno[a t ]worldbank.org
Date of Appointment: May, 2023

Mr. B. K. Prabhath Chandrakeerthi

Secretary
Ministry of Environment
No. 416/c/1, Sobadam Piyasa, Robert Gunawardana Mawatha
Battaramulla
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 2034121/ +94 11 2034122
Fax: +94 11 2879944
Email: sec(AT) env.gov.lk; dirir(AT) env.gov.lk; kulanihw(AT) gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo

Mrs. Jeanne Adanbiokou Akakpo

Deputy Minister (Directrice de Cabinet du Ministre)
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Cotonou, Littoral
Benin
Tel: +229 66 33 63 63
Email: jadanbiokouakakpo at gouv.bj
Date of Appointment: Nov, 2022

Mrs. Ahou Sosthène Larissa Kouadio

Conseiller Technique
Ministere des Finances et du Budget
Abidjan
Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: +225 07 79 55 17 22
Email: slarissa.kouadio(AT) gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador

Ms. Laura Camila Bermudez Wilches

Advisor of the International Affairs Office
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Calle 37, No. 8-40
Bogota, Cundinamarca
Colombia
Tel: +571 3323400
Email: lbermudez(AT) minambiente.gov.co; sofia.vargas(AT) cancilleria.gov.co
Date of Appointment: May, 2023

Mr. Vitor Bahia Diniz

Head of the Division for Environmental Policy and Sustainability
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco H
Brasilia, DF 70170-900
Brazil
Tel: +55 61 2030 9556
Email: vitor.bahia(A T)itamaraty.gov.br; dipas(A T)itamaraty.gov.br
Date of Appointment: May, 2023
Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Gambia

Mr. Dawda Badgie

Executive Director
National Environment Agency
Gambia Environment House, Jimpex Road Kanifing
Banjul
The Gambia
Tel: +220 4399423/ 4399425
Fax: +220 4399430
Email: dawda.badgie(a t )nea.gm; badgiedawda(a t )gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Jul, 2022

Mr. Baba Drame

Directeur de l’Environnement et des Establissements classes
Ministere de l’Environnement et du Developpement Durable
Parc Forestier de Hann B.P.4055
Dakar
Senegal
Tel: +221 33 859 14 58 / +221 33 826 01 17 / +221 518 03 13
Email: babadrame(AT) gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo DR, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe

Mr. Darnel Helio De Sousa Baia

Chemical Engineer
Directorate General for Environment and Climate Action
Avenida Kwamne Nkrumah Ponta Mina
Sao Tome 1023
Sao Tome and Principe
Tel:
Email: darnelbaia(a t )sapo.pt
Date of Appointment: Feb, 2023

Mr. Lambert Gnapelet

Meteorological Engineer and Environment Manager
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Bangui
Central African Republic
Tel: +236 75 50 28 24 / 72 15 27 59
Email: lambertina12(at)gmail.com; lambertgnapelet(at)yahoo.fr
Date of Appointment: Aug, 2022
Cambodia, Korea DPR, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam

Mr. Thuan Duc Nguyen

Director
Viet Nam Environment Protection Fund, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam
6th floor, 85 Nguyen Chi Thanh
Ha Noi
Viet Nam
Tel: +84 24 39426328
Fax: +84 24 39426329
Email: ndthuan(at)monre.gov.vn; thuanmonre(at)gmail.com; namphuongle411(at)gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Feb, 2022

Ms. Somaly Chan

Undersecretary of State
Ministry of Environment
Morodok Techo Building, Tonle Bassac , Chamkarmorn
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Tel: +855228235004
Email: somalychan.ca(a t )gmail.com; sumthy(a t )yahoo.com
Date of Appointment: Apr, 2022
Canada

Ms. Barbara Curran

Director General
Global Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0G2
Canada
Tel: +1 343 549 7653
Email: barbara.curran[a t ]international.gc.ca; emily.simmons[a t ]international.gc.ca; catherine.potvin[a t ]international.gc.ca; dorothy.uy[a t ]international.gc.ca; rebecca.niezen[a t ]ec.gc.ca; ebru.gurbuzer[a t ]international.gc.ca
Date of Appointment: Oct, 2023

Ms. Erin Silsbe

Director
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Gatineau, Quebec K1A OH3
Canada
Tel:
Email: erin.silsbe(AT) ec.gc.ca; christine.martel-fleming(AT) international.gc.ca; erin.silsbe(AT) ec.gc.ca; erin.marchington(AT) ec.gc.ca
Date of Appointment: Feb, 2021
China

Ms. Hongxia Li

Deputy Director General
International Economic and Financial Cooperation Department,
Ministry of Finance San Li He St, Xichengqu
Beijing 100820
China
Tel: +86 010 68552473
Fax: +86 010 68552077
Email: lihongxia(AT) mof.gov.cn; ifid1cf(AT) mof.gov.cn; lijinmiao(AT) mof.gov.cn
Date of Appointment: Aug, 2021

Mr. Tianwei Zhang

Director - International Economic and Financial Cooperation Department
Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China
San Li He St, Xichengqu
Beijing 100820
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 010 68552836
Fax: +86 010 68552486
Email: zhangtianwei(AT) mof.gov.cn
Date of Appointment: Feb, 2023
Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Ms. Juliet Kabera

Director General
Rwanda Environment Management
P.O. Box 7436 Kacyiru
Kigali
Rwanda
Tel: +250 252580101
Fax: +250252580017
Email: jkabera(A T)rema.gov.rw
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2022

Mr. Will Agricole

Principal Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Botanical Gardens Mt. Fleuri
Victoria, Mahe P. O. Box 445
Seychelles
Tel: +248 467 0500; 248 271 4419
Fax: 011 248 461 0468
Email: w.agricole(at)meteo.gov.sc; wagricole1957(at)gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2022
Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Mr. Pedro Godinho Dos Santos Marcal Da Costa

President of National Designated Authority for Combating Climate Change
National Focal Point for UNFCCC, GCF and CDM
State Secretariat for the Environment
Dili
Timor Leste
Tel:
Email: a.04sta(AT) gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Dec, 2023

Mr. Sione Akauola

Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of MEIDECC
Nuku’alofa
Tonga
Tel: +676 28 170
Email: folaosi(AT) gmai.com; lupe.matoto(AT) gmail.com
Date of Appointment: Dec, 2023
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela

Mrs. Laura Elisa Aguirre Tellez

Director General
Ministry of Finance and Public Credit
Insurgentes Sur No. 1971, Torre III, Piso3, Col. Guadalupe Inn, Alcaldía Álvaro Obregón
Mexico City 01020
Mexico
Tel: +52 55 3688 1873
Email: laura_aguirre(at)hacienda.gob.mx; mexico_gef(at)hacienda.gob.mx; silvia_gamboa(at)hacienda.gob.mx; israel_camachob(at)hacienda.gob.mx
Date of Appointment: Apr, 2022

Mr. Miguel Serrano

Director de Integracion y Asuntos Internacionales
Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo
Centro Simon Bolivar, Torre Sur, Piso 29, El Silencio, Oficina 18-05
Caracas, Distrito Capital 1010
Venezuela
Tel: +58 4120298884
Email: oiai.minec[a t ]gmail.com; cooperacioninternacionalminec[a t ]gmail.com
Date of Appointment: May, 2023
Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway

Mr. Alf Friiso

Senior Advisor
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Postboks 8114 Dep
Oslo 0032
Norway
Tel: +47 41293707
Email: alf.yngve.friiso(a t )mfa.no; lauren.celine.naville.gisnas(a t )norad.no; lagi(a t )norad.no; lauren.c.gisnas(a t )norad.no; guri.sandborg(a t )kld.dep.no
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024

Ms. Emilie Wieben

Chief Advisor, Dept. for Green Diplomacy and Climate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Asiatisk Plads 2
Copenhagen K 1448
Denmark
Tel:
Email: emiwie(A T)um.dk; kanrl(A T)mim.dk; hennoh(A T)um.dk
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Estonia, Finland, Netherlands

Ms. Laura Rajaniemi

Desk Officer, Deputy Director
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Laivastokatu 22
Helsinki 00160
Finland
Tel: +358 02 95350873
Email: laura.rajaniemi(A T)gov.fi; saija.vuola(A T)gov.fi; jaakko.valjus(A T)gov.fi
Date of Appointment: May, 2023

Mr. Rene van Hell

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel:
Email: rene-van.hell at minbuza.nl; reggie.hernaus at minienm.nl; igg at minbuza.nl; aj.louiszoon at minbuza.nl; reggie.hernaus at minienm.nl; igg at minbuza.nl; ivo.de.zwaan at minienw.nl
Date of Appointment: May, 2023
France

Mr. Stephane Cieniewski

Senior Advisor for Climate and Environment
French Ministry for Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty
139 Rue de Bercy
Paris 75012
France
Tel: +33 1 44 87 78 43
Email: stephane.cieniewski(AT) dgtresor.gouv.fr; julien.velud(AT) dgtresor.gouv.fr
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2023

Mrs. Stephanie Bouziges-Eschmann

Secretary General
French Facility for Global Environment (FEM)
5 Rue Roland Barthes
Paris 12 75598
France
Tel: +33 1 53 44 48 91
Email: bouziges-eschmanns(a t )afd.fr
Date of Appointment: Sep, 2018
Germany

Mrs. Annette Windmeisser

Head of Climate Finance Division
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Stresemannstrabe 94
Berlin 10963
Germany
Tel:
Email: annette.windmeisser(A T)bmz.bund.de; jan.wilscher(A T)giz.de; nicolas.gundlach(A T)bmz.bund.de; judith.spieth(A T)giz.de
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2021

Mr. Nicolas Schaefstoss

Head of Division
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Germany
Stresemannstr. 128-130
Berlin 10117
Germany
Tel: +49 30 18305 4210
Email: nicolas.schaefstoss at bmuv.bund.de; Yvonne.lindenlaub at bmuv.bund.de
Date of Appointment: Nov, 2022
Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain

Mr. Ramón López Pérez

Adviser
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation
Madrid 28014
Spain
Tel: +34 916038173
Email: rlopez(a t )economia.gob.es
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2023

Ms. Megan Skelly

Deputy Director
Department of the Environment Climate and Communications
29-31 Adelaide Road
Dublin D02 X285
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 6782158
Email: megan.skelly(A T)decc.gov.ie
Date of Appointment: Jan, 2024
Iran

Mr. Seyyed Hossein Mousavifar

Head of International Affairs & Convention Center
Department of Environment
Pardisan Park, Hakim Highway,
Tehran
The Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel: +982155233378
Email: s.h.mousavifar(AT) ut.ac.ir
Date of Appointment: Feb, 2022

Mr. Massoud Rezvanian Rahaghi

Director for Environment and Energy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
8th West Bldg. Kooshk Mesri St., Ferdowsi Ave.
Tehran
Iran
Tel: +98 21 61154387
Email: rezvanianmasoud at yahoo.com; irfocal at yahoo.com
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2023
Italy

Ms. Gisella Berardi

Senior Advisor
Ministry of the Economy and Finance
Via XX Settembre 97
Rome 00187
Italy
Tel: +39 06 476141
Email: gisella.berardi(A T)mef.gov.it
Date of Appointment: Nov, 2021

Ms. Ludovica Soderini

Senior Advisor
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Via XX Settembre 97
Rome 00187
Italy
Tel:
Email: lsoderini(at)worldbank.org
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2019
Japan

Mr. Tsuyoshi Hyokai

Director for Climate Change and Environmental Issues, International Bureau
Ministry of Finance
3-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-Ku
Tokyo 100-8940
Japan
Tel: +81 3 3581 8034/+81 3 3581 8033
Email: tsuyoshi.hyokai(A T)mof.go.jp; takeshi.hirakoba(A T)mof.go.jp; takuro.itoigawa(A T)mof.go.jp; midori.nakata(A T)mof.go.jp; yuka.sakurai(A T)mof.go.jp
Date of Appointment: Jul, 2023

Ms. Yoko Yamoto

Deputy Director
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-Ku
Tokyo 100-8919
Japan
Tel: +81 3 5501 8245
Fax: +81 3 5501 8244
Email: yoko.yamoto-2[a t ]mofa.go.jp; taeko_takahashi[a t ]env.go.jp
Date of Appointment: Mar, 2023
Sweden

Ms. Karin Seydlitz

Deputy Director
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Fredsgatan 8
Stockholm SE-103.39
Sweden
Tel: +468 405 49 31
Email: karin.seydlitz at gov.se
Date of Appointment: Aug, 2021

Ms. Andrea Josephson

Desk Officer
Ministry of the Environment
Fredsgatan 6
Stockholm SE-103-33
Sweden
Tel: +468 405 88 77
Email: andrea.josephson(at)regeringskansliet.se
Date of Appointment: Aug, 2021
United Kingdom

Mr. Ben Green

Senior Responsible Officer for GEF
Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride
Glasgow, Scotland G758EA
United Kingdom
Tel: +07990 783968
Email: ben.green1(at)fcdo.gov.uk; elliot.brookes(at)fcdo.gov.uk; nicola.millen(at)fcdo.gov.uk; charlie.makin(at)defra.gov.uk
Date of Appointment: May, 2019

Mr. Samuel Leigh

Biodiversity Policy & Programming Officer
Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
22 Whitehall
London SW1A 2EG
United Kingdom
Tel:
Email: samuel.leigh(A T)fcdo.gov.uk
Date of Appointment: Apr, 2021
United States

Ms. Abigail Demopulos

U.S. Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
United States
Tel:
Email: abigail.demopulos(at)treasury.gov; eli.binder(at)treasury.gov
Date of Appointment: Jun, 2022

Mr. Rob Wing

Acting Director
U.S. Department of State,
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs,Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 2201 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20520
United States
Tel:
Email: wingrd(AT) state.gov; miskhoac(AT) state.gov; novotneyjl(AT) state.gov
Date of Appointment: Jul, 2019