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10-Member group

One of the pillars of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism


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The 10-Member Group appointed by the Secretary-General is mandated to work with the IATT to prepare the annual STI Forum and to support the development and operationalization of the online platform (2030 Connect). In practice, several of them are actively involved in the various IATT work streams. Its members bring diverse expertise and experience across disciplines on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for the SDGs. They are internationally recognized in their respective areas of work. As representatives of various stakeholder groups, they, among others, provide a link to the academies, universities, NGOs, and the private sector.

The 10-Member Group is an important pillar of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM): 

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Members of 10-Member Group (2018-2019) (extension of term until May 2021)


Prof. Huadong Guo (China)
Chairman of Academic Committee, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth,
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Dr. Agnes Lawrence Kijazi
(United Republic of Tanzania) 

Director General, Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA)

Dr. Michiharu Nakamura (Japan)
Senior Advisor (Former President),
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Dr. Špela Stres (Slovenia)
Director of Innovation and Technology Transfer Center for Jožef Stefan Institute

Dr. Ada Yonath (Israel)
Director and Nobel Laureate, the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. Heide Hackmann (South Africa)
Chief Executive Director,
International Science Council (ISC)

Dr. José Ramón López-Portillo Romano (Mexico)
Chairman, Q Element Ltd.

Dr. Anne-Christine Ritschkoff (Finland)
Senior Advisor VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Dr. Vaughan Turekian (USA)
Senior Director at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Dr. Paulo Gadelha (Brazil)
Coordinator of the FIOCRUZ Strategy for the 2030 Agenda, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)