Dr. Moujahed Achouri
Director, Land and Water Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Monique Barbut
Executive Secretary
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun
Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany

Pia Bucella
Director, Directorate B – Natural Capital
European Commission

Nitin Desai

Tewolde Egziabher
Environmental Protection Authority, Ethiopia

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard F. J. Hüttl
Chairman of the Board and Scientific Executive Director
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences, (GFZ), Germany

Dr. Manfred Konukiewitz
Senior Fellow
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Germany

Maria Krautzberger
Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

Johan Kuylenstierna
Executive Director
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden

Prof. Rattan Lal
Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
The Ohio State University, USA

Mette Løyche Wilkie
Director, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Tumusime Rhoda Peace
Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture
African Union, Ethiopia

Maryam Rahmanian
Research Associate
Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA,) Iran

Dr. Stefan Schmitz
Head of the Special Unit “One World No Hunger”,
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
Chief Executive Officer
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa

Prof. Dr. Mankombu S. Swaminathan
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India

Steering Committee