Prof. Judi Wakhungu, the cabinet secretary in the Ministry for Environment, Water and Natural Resources is currently in Berlin. She will be attending the inauguration of the Scientific Advisory Board SAB, set up in September 2013 by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prof. Wakhungu was appointed to be a member of the SAB. The SAB aims to advise the UN Secretary-General on scientific matters. The SAB is made up of 26 eminent scientists representing all regions and many scientific disciplines relevant for sustainable development: the engineering, political and natural sciences are represented as well as for example oceanic, climate and biodiversity research. In addition, all members of the SAB have extensive and manifold experience with international scientific cooperation as well as the science-policy interface.
The German Federal Government has invited the UN Secretary-General and the UNESCO Director-General to hold the inaugural meeting of the SAB in Germany. The members of the SAB are currently in Berlin for the inaugural consultations that were held yesterday and today. Subsequently, the SAB members convened for their first internal meeting. The meeting is organized by UNESCO, in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the German Commission for UNESCO.
Prof. Wakhungu shared on Facebook on her arrival in Berlin: