Board

Adaptation Fund Board Rules of Procedure>>

Who is on the Board?

The Board is the governing body of the Adaptation Fund. It is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates representing Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. A majority of members–about 69 percent–represent developing countries:

(a) Two representatives from each of the five United Nations regional groups;
(b) One representative of the small island developing States;
(c) One representative of the least developed country Parties;
(d) Two other representatives from the Parties included in Annex I to the Convention
(Annex I Parties);
(e) Two other representatives from the Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention
(non-Annex I Parties).

An alternate is elected for each representative.

Is there a term limit for Board members and alternates?

Yes, the members and alternates shall each serve for a term of two calendar years and shall be eligible to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. The terms as members do not count towards the terms as alternate members and vice-versa (1/CMP.4).

When and where does the Adaptation Fund Board meet?

The Adaptation Fund Board meets at least twice a year. The meetings generally take place usually in Bonn, Germany unless the Board decides to convene in conjunction with meetings of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) or the subsidiary bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Board Members

Africa
Mr. David Kaluba
Zambia
Africa
Mr. Ibila Djibril
Benin (Vice-Chair)
Asia-Pacific
Mr. Mirza Shawkat Ali
Bangladesh
Asia-Pacific
Mr. Albara Tawfiq
Saudi Arabia
Eastern Europe
Ms. Monika Antosik
Poland
Eastern Europe
Mr. Aram Ter-Zakaryan
Armenia
 

Latin America/Caribbean
Mr. Lucas Di Pietro Paolo
Argentina

 

Latin America/Caribbean
Mr. Victor Viñas
Dominican Republic 
Western European and Others
Ms. Eleonora Cogo
Italy
Western European and Others
Ms. Claudia Keller
Germany
Small Island Developing States
Mr. Nilesh Prakash
Fiji
Least Developed Countries
Mr. Chebet Maikut
 Uganda
Annex I Parties
Ms. Sylviane Bilgischer
Belgium (Chair)
Annex I Parties
Mr. Mattias Broman
Sweden
Non-Annex I Parties
Mr. Charles Mutai
Kenya
Non-Annex I Parties
VACANT

 

Board Alternates

Africa
Mr. Admasu Nebebe Gedamu
Ethiopia
Africa
Mr. Mohamed Zmerli
Tunisia
Asia-Pacific
Ms. Sheida Asgharzadeh Ghahroudi
Iran
Asia-Pacific
Mr. Ahmed Waheed
Maldives
Eastern Europe
Ms. Ardiana Sokoli
Albania
Eastern Europe
Ms. Umayra Taghiyeva
Azerbaijan
Latin America/Caribbean
Mr. Arana Pyfrom
Bahamas
Latin America/Caribbean
Ms. Yadira González Columbié
Cuba
Western European and Others
VACANT
Western European and Others
Ms. Susana Castro-Acuña Baixauli
Spain
Small Island Developing States
Mr. Paul E. Phillip
Grenada
Least Developed Countries
Mr. Tshering Tashi
Bhutan
Annex I Parties
Mr. Patrick Sieber
Switzerland
Annex I Parties
Mr. Marc-Antoine Martin
France
Non-Annex I Parties
Ms. Ding Ding
China
Non-Annex I Parties
Mr. Evans D. Njewa
Malawi

Committees

The Committees consist of Board members and alternates. Please view the General Guidelines for Adaptation Fund Board Committees (183 KB, PDF).

Project and Programme Review Committee (PPRC)

Project and Programme Review Committee (PPRC) – Terms of Reference (93 KB, PDF)

Name Country Constituency
Mr. Ibila Djibril Benin Africa
Mr. Admasu Nebebe Gedamu Ethiopia Africa
Mr. Albara E. Tawfiq Saudi Arabia Asia-Pacific
Mr. Ahmed Waheed Maldives Asia-Pacific
Ms. Monika Antosik Poland Eastern Europe
Ms. Ardiana Sokoli Albania Eastern Europe
Mr. Lucas di Pietro (Vice-chair) Argentina Latin America and the Caribbean
Mr. Victor Viñas Dominican Republic Latin America and the Caribbean
Ms. Susana Castro-Acuña Baixauli Spain Western European & Others Group
Ms. Claudia Keller Germany Western European & Others Group
Mr. Tshering Tashi Bhutan LDCs
Mr. Paul Elreen Phillip Grenada SIDS
Mr. Marc-Antoine Martin France Annex I Parties
Mr. Patrick Sieber (Chair) Switzerland Annex I Parties
Mr. Evans D. Njewa Malawi Non-Annex I Parties
Mr. Charles Mutai Kenya Non-Annex I Parties

Ethics and Finance Committee (EFC)

Ethics and Finance Committee (EFC) – Terms of Reference (95 KB, PDF)

Name Country Constituency
Mr. David Kaluba Zambia Africa
Mr. Mohamed Zmerli Tunisia Africa
Mr. Mirza Shawkat Ali Bangladesh Asia-Pacific
Ms. Sheida Asgharzadeh Ghahroudi (Chair) Iran Asia-Pacific
Ms. Umayra Taghiyeva Azerbaijan Eastern Europe
Mr. Aram Ter-Zakaryan Armenia Eastern Europe
Ms. Yadira González Columbié Cuba Latin America and the Caribbean
Mr. Arana Pyfrom Bahamas Latin America and the Caribbean
VACANT Western European & Others Group
Ms. Eleonora Cogo Italy Western European & Others Group
Mr. Chebet Maikut Uganda LDCs
Mr. Nilesh Prakash Fiji SIDS
Mr. Mattias Broman (Vice-Chair) Sweden Annex I Parties
Ms. Sylviane Bilgischer Belgium Annex I Parties
VACANT Non-Annex I Parties
Ms. Ding Ding China Non-Annex I Parties