First UNU-IAS Board Members Appointed

  • 2014•10•01

    UNU-IAS welcomes four distinguished international experts who have been appointed as its first Board members. The appointed Board members are

    • Dr. Tanya Abrahamse (CEO, South African National Biodiversity Institute),
    • Prof. Carl Folke (Founder and Science Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre; Director, Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Institute of Sciences),
    • Prof. Maria Ivanova (Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts), and
    • Prof. Takashi Onishi (President, Toyohashi University of Technology; President, Science Council of Japan).

    The Board will convene for its first meeting on 14–15 November 2014 in Tokyo.

    The role of the Board, as defined in the UNU-IAS statute, Article IV (8), includes ensuring scientific excellence in the activities of the institute, promoting its interests and reviewing its strategic plans, work programmes and budgets.

    Board members serve in their individual capacity, and are appointed by the Rector of UNU, in consultation with the UNU Council. The Rector of UNU and the Director of UNU-IAS are ex-officio members of the Board.

    For more information, please visit the UNU-IAS Board pages.