Governing Board

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning - Governing Board
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has a Governing Board consisting of twelve members who are nominated intuitu personae by the Director-General of UNESCO. The Governing Board is made up of outstanding 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 Member

Alternate

UIL GB Chairperson
Mr Walter HIRCHE *

Chairman of the Education Commission of the German Commission for UNESCO
Federal Republic of Germany

Ms Barbara MALINA

Head of Education and Communication/Information
German Commission for UNESCO
Federal Republic of Germany
UIL GB Vice-Chairperson
Ms Benita Carole SOMERFIELD * **

Founding Executive Director of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (BBFFL)
United States of America

Ms Sharon DARLING

President National Center for Family Literacy
United States of America
Mr Faisal BIN ABDULRAHMAN BIN MUAAMMAR
Secretary-General of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mr Fahad SULTAN MOHAMMAD AL-SULTAN
Secretary-General of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mr Hamidou BOUKARY
Independent Consultant
Republic of the Niger
Mr Kadir Abdelkader GALY
General Director
Training Institute for Literacy and Non-Formal Education
Republic of the Niger
Ms Angela BROWN-BURKE
Mayor of Kingston
Senator Councillor and Chairman of Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation
Jamaica
Ms Un Shil CHOI **
Former President of the National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE)
Professor at Ajou University
Republic of Korea
Mr Insub PARK
Executive Director of the Department of Lifelong Vocational, Educational Facilitation
National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE)
Republic of Korea
Ms Gugulethu Thenjiwe NDEBELE **
Chief Executive Officer
Save The Children South Africa
Republic of South Africa
Mr Khulekani Noel MATHE
Government of the Republic of South Africa
Ministry of Education
Republic of South Africa
Ms Sylvia ORTEGA SALAZAR **
Director General
Colegio de Bachilleres
United Mexican States
Ms Sylvia SCHMELKES del VALLE
President Councillor and President of the Governing Board of the National Institute for the Evaluation of Education in Mexico
United Mexican States
Ms Eeva-Inkeri SIRELIUS
Former Secretary-General of the Finnish Adult Education Association
Republic of Finland
Mr Reijo Olavi AHOLAINEN
Counsellor of Education, Higher Education and Science Policy Department
Ministry of Education and Culture
Republic of Finland
Mr Thomas Boni YAYI
Former President of the Republic of Benin
Republic of Benin
Ms Malak ZAALOUK * **
Professor of Practice and Director of the Middle East Institute for Higher Education
University in Cairo
Arab Republic of Egypt
Ms Laila ISKANDER KAMEL
Ex-Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements
Arab Republic of Egypt
Mr Minxuan ZHANG **
Former President of the Shanghai Normal University
People's Republic of China
Mr Han MIN
Deputy Director-General
of the National Center for Education Development Research
Ministry of Education
People's Republic of China
* Member of the Standing Committee of the UIL Governing Board
** Member of the IRE Editorial Board

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