Expert Connect



Green Growth Expert Connect provides policymakers direct access to world-leading technical and policy experts for quick and tailored guidance on a range of green growth topics.

The service is available, at no cost, to government agency representatives from developing countries and supporting technical institutes. To request support, simply submit a request and the GGKP will match you with a leading green growth policy expert. 

Specialised experts are available on a range of green growth topics, including fiscal reform, access to finance, indicators and metrics, natural capital approaches, sustainable trade, and government procurement. Experts will provide tailored support, including to review draft strategies, analyse policy options, share experiences from other countries, and facilitate networking.

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Aaron Russell

Country Representative to MyanmarGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Biography

Dr. Aaron J.M. Russell currently serves as GGGI Country Representative to Myanmar. In this role, Aaron leads stakeholder engagement, partnerships development, and design and implementation of GGGI’s country planning framework. This work portfolio encompasses Energy, Water and... Read more

Expertise
Sectors: 
Fisheries, Forestry
Region: 
Africa, Asia
Location: 
Naypyitaw
Myanmar

Alisher Mirzabaev

Senior ResearcherCenter for Development Research (ZEF)
Biography

Dr. Alisher Mirzabaev is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. His research focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation, economics of land degradation, water-energy-food security nexus. Before joining ZEF, he was a socio-economist with... Read more

Expertise
Region: 
Africa, Asia
Location: 
Bonn
Germany

Andrea Bassi

Founder and CEOKnowledge SRL

Extraordinary Associate Professor of System DynamicsStellenbosch University
Biography

Andrea Bassi is a project leader and researcher with over 15 years of experience working with governments and international organizations primarily on (1) energy and climate policy, (2) natural resource utilization, (3) disaster resilience planning and response strategies and (4) sustainable... Read more

Expertise
Location: 
Geneva
Switzerland

Aneta Nikolova

Environmental Affairs OfficerUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Biography

Ms. Aneta Nikolova is an Environmental Affairs Officer and Engineer in the Environment and Development Policy Section of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).  She has rich professional experience in sustainable development policy analysis, ... Read more

Expertise
Sectors: 
Finance, Waste, Water
Region: 
Asia
Location: 
Bangkok
Thailand

Antonio Mediavilla

Senior Project ManagerCentro Mario Molina (CMM)
Biography

Antonio Mediavilla works at the Centro Mario Molina (Mario Molina Center), as Senior Project Manager on Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Energy issues. Before this, Antonio worked at several senior public service positions for more than 20 years in areas such as Energy Efficiency, Low... Read more

Expertise
Location: 
Mexico City
Mexico

Bulganmurun Tsevegjav

Program Integration Lead, Green Growth Planning and Implementation DivisionGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Biography

Bulganmurun Tsevegjav (Bulgan) is a Program Integration Lead at the Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Based in Manila, Philippines, she currently works at Philippine Country Program, providing professional expertise on ongoing program... Read more

Expertise
Location: 
Manila
Philippines

Dereje Senshaw

Principal Energy Specialist, Office of Thought LeadershipGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Biography

Dr. Dereje Senshaw is Principal Specialist at Global Green Growth Institute, Seoul. In his role, he provides thought leadership to a sound ‘equitable green growth’ goal, tools and approaches. His priorities are focused on generating new knowledge and insights on green growth topics, and making... Read more

Expertise

Eun Joo Yi

Korea Green Growth Trust Fund Program ManagerWorld Bank Group
Biography

Ms. Yi has contributed to published material on the potential implications of resource scarcity and climate change on conflict, migration and trade in 2025 and Green Growth 2.0 published by KDI.  Previously she consulted for the IFC Advisory Services (WBG) from 2010 on resource efficiency and... Read more

Expertise
Sectors: 
Energy, Transport, Water
Location: 
Washington, DC
United States

Gabriel Thoumi

Director Capital MarketsClimate Advisers
Biography

Gabriel Thoumi is an expert with more than a 12-year record as an effective environmental and social governance (ESG) manager. He has worked towards enabling financial systems to empower people, protect the planet, and generate profit. Gabriel leads the research team, integrating financial and... Read more

Expertise
Location: 
Washington, DC
United States

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair

Senior EconomistTrade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Biography

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair is a Senior Economist at Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), a South-Africa-based economic policy think-tank, where he leads work on Sustainable Growth. Prior to TIPS, Gaylor worked at the Department of Economic Affairs for Southern Africa of the Embassy of... Read more

Expertise
Region: 
Africa
Location: 
Pretoria
South Africa

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