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Oversight and selection

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The oversight and selection committees provide necessary strategic and advisory support to the initiative.

Oversight committee

  • Provides strategic and advisory oversight of the initiative and the call process;
  • Provides strategic and advisory oversight of funding solicitations and allocations;
  • Supports the ISC with fundraising for the pilots;
  • Provides final sign-off on the disbursement of funding for the 18-month co-design phase of the call;
  • Evaluates the co-design phase of the Pilot Science Missions and makes recommendations for Pilot Science Missions to proceed to full project implementation phase (i.e. after the 18-month co-design phase).
Macharia Kamau

Macharia Kamau

Ambassador and Special Envoy

East Africa Community Facilitator on DRC

Macharia Kamau
Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman

President

International Science Council

Sir Peter Gluckman
Dr. Marcia McNutt

Dr. Marcia McNutt

President

UN National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Marcia McNutt
Gabriela Ramos

Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences

UNESCO

Gabriela Ramos
Lidia Brito

Lidia Brito

Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences

UNESCO

Lidia Brito
Bernard Sabrier

Bernard Sabrier

Chairman

Unigestion, Switzerland

Bernard Sabrier
Prof. Didier Roux

Prof. Didier Roux

Director of research and innovation

Saint-Gobain

Prof. Didier Roux

Selection committee

  • Together with the ISC secretariat, refines the selection process and criteria for the Pilot Science Missions;
  • May – June 2024: Provides substantive assessment of eligible expressions of interest to the call;
  • End of June 2024: Makes recommendations or the shortlisted Pilot Science MIssions on the basis of selection criteria;
  • October – November 2024: provides substantive assessment of fully developed bids for the co-designing phase of the Pilot Science Missions, on the basis of selection criteria and funding constraints.
Matthias Kaiser

Matthias Kaiser

Professor Emeritus

Center for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen

Matthias Kaiser
Prof. Susan Parnell

Prof. Susan Parnell

Research Professor

University of Bristol

Prof. Susan Parnell
Carlos Nobre

Carlos Nobre

Senior Scientist

University of São Paulo’s Institute for Advanced Studies

Carlos Nobre
Lorrae Van Kerkhoff

Lorrae Van Kerkhoff

Director

Institute for Water Futures

Lorrae Van Kerkhoff
Prof. Luis Sobrevia

Prof. Luis Sobrevia

Professor

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Prof. Luis Sobrevia
Steven Ratuva

Steven Ratuva

Pro-Vice Chancellor

University of Canterbury

Steven Ratuva
Prof. Gabriele Bammer

Prof. Gabriele Bammer

Professor

Australian National University

Prof. Gabriele Bammer
Prof. Uta Wehn

Prof. Uta Wehn

Associate Professor

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Prof. Uta Wehn
Prof. George Gao

Prof. George Gao

Professor

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. George Gao
Prof. Zarina Patel

Prof. Zarina Patel

Associate Professor

University of Cape Town

Prof. Zarina Patel
Marie-Alexandrine Sicre

Marie-Alexandrine Sicre

Senior Scientist

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, LOCEAN, Sorbonne Université

Marie-Alexandrine Sicre
Jia Gensuo

Jia Gensuo

Director

Global Change Research Center for East Asia (START-TEA)

Jia Gensuo
Prof. Keiko Nakamura

Prof. Keiko Nakamura

Professor and Head of Department of Global Health Entrepreneurship, Division of Public Health

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Prof. Keiko Nakamura
Mónica Moraes R.

Mónica Moraes R.

Researcher Director

Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Mayor de San Andres

Mónica Moraes R.
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