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Governing Board

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has a Governing Board consisting of members who are nominated intuitu personae by the Director-General of UNESCO. The Governing Board is made up of education experts from different regions of the world who meet once a year to review the progress of the Institute's work and plan future policy.

Composition of the UIL Governing Board

Full memberAlternate
Chair of the UIL Governing Board
Mr Daniel BARIL* **
Director General
Institute for Cooperation for Adult Education
Canada

Mr Pierre DORAY
Professor
University of Québec 
Canada
Ms Zohour ALAOUI
Former President of the UNESCO General Conference
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Berlin
Morocco
 
Ms Sarah ANYANG AGBOR*
Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology
African Union 
Cameroon
Mr Edward Oben AKO
Rector
University of Maroua
Republic of Cameroon
M. Abdel Rahamane BABA-MOUSSA
Secretary-General
Conference of Ministers of Education
of the States and Governments of the Francophonie
Bénin

Mme Kanlé J. C. NAPPORN
Membre du Centre
de Pédagogie Universitaire
Assurance Qualité
Bénin

Ms Rudo Mabel CHITIGA
Former Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Women’s Affairs
Community, Small + Medium
Enterprises Development
Zimbabwe

Mr Davidson MIDZI
Chairman/Senior Lecturer of the
Adult Education Department
University of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Mr Jamal BIN HUWAIREB
Chief Executive Officer
Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation
United Arab Emirates

Mr Wes HARRY
Director of Human Capital
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Knowledge Foundation
United Arab Emirates

Ms Cláudia COSTIN
Director
Center for Excellence and Innovation
of Education Policies (CEIPE-FGV)
Brazil

Ms Raquel DE OLIVEIRA
Vice President
Education and Public Policy
GIGALIME
Brazil

Mr Hartwig LÜDTKE *
Vice-President
German Commission for UNESCO
Federal Republic of Germany

Mr Christoph WULF
Vice-President
German Commission for UNESCO
Germany

Mr Per MAGNUSSON
Senior Programme Manager
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Sweden

Mr Stellan ARVIDSSON-HYVING
Programme Manager
Department of Asia, Middle East + Humanitarian Aid
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Sweden

Ms Miriam NICADO GARCÍA
Rector
University of Havana
Cuba

 

Ms Ethel Agnes PASCUA-VALENZUELA
Director
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Secretariat
Thailand

Mr Kritsachai SAMSOMAN
Deputy Director
Administration and Communication
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Secretariat
Thailand

Mr Jin YANG
Ambassador, Permanent Delegate
Permanent Delegation of the People's Republic of China to UNESCO
People’s Republic of China

Mr Zhou ZUOYU
Vice-President
Beijing Normal University
People’s Republic of China

* Member of the Standing Committee of the UIL Governing Board
** Member of the IRE Editorial Board