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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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

Glenn-Marie Lange

Senior Economist, World Bank Group
Biography

Dr. Glenn-Marie Lange is a Senior Environmental Economist who has led the last two editions of the World Bank flagship, The Changing Wealth of Nations. Dr. Lange’s work addresses the interdependence of natural resources, economic development, and poverty reduction. She has pioneered the use of... Read more

Expertise
Location: 
Washington, DC
United States

Jaco Tavenier

Green Growth Coordinator, Environment DirectorateOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Biography

Jaco Tavenier graduated as a lawyer in 1984 in the Netherlands (masters, Utrecht) and has a bachelor in Political Science (Amsterdam). He has served the academic community in several functions before he started his career within the Ministry of Water management and Transport in the Netherlands... Read more

Expertise
Themes: 
Development
Region: 
Europe
Location: 
Paris
France

James Seong-Cheol Kang

Principal Transport SpecialistGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Biography

Dr. James Seong-Cheol Kang is Principal Transport Specialist of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and leads technical research and policy advisory work on transport. Previously, as Country Manager, he led green growth planning and implementation work in Mongolia and China. Prior to... Read more

Expertise
Sectors: 
Transport
Language: 
English, Korean
Location: 
Seoul
Seoul
South Korea

Leisa Perch

Policy SpecialistUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Biography

Leisa Perch is a Policy Specialist at the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development, Leisa specifically supports the work of the Centre through applied research and leads on climate change and natural resource management. She has been engaged in research on inclusive green growth for the... Read more

Mohan Munasinghe

Founder ChairmanMunasinghe Institute for Development
Biography

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe is Founder Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Colombo; KIVA Guest Professor at Darmstadt University, Germany; Visiting Professor at the Vale Sustainable Development Institute... Read more

Mustafa Moinuddin

Senior Policy Researcher and Research Manager, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mustafa Moinuddin
Biography

Dr. Mustafa Moinuddin is a senior policy researcher and research manager in the Strategic and Quantitative Analysis Centre of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. With more than ten years of work experience in the field of international development, he has been... Read more

Expertise
Region: 
Asia
Location: 
Kanagawa
Hayama
Japan

Orestes Anastasia

Deputy Head, Office of Thought Leadership, and Head of Knowledge SharingGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Biography

Orestes Anastasia is GGGI’s Deputy Head of the Office of Thought Leadership and the Head of Knowledge Sharing. Hr oversees integrated knowledge development, management, and sharing in cooperation with GGGI’s strategic international partners as well as across GGGI. Mr. Anastasia has worked for... Read more

Expertise
Region: 
Asia
Language: 
English
Location: 
Seoul
Seoul
South Korea

Pranab Baruah

Principal SpecialistGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Biography

Dr Pranab Baruah is a Principal Specialist at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) where he oversees strategic research and analysis projects, and provides clean energy and green growth policy advisory to GGGI partner country governments. Previously, Pranab served as the Senior Knowledge... Read more

Expertise
Region: 
Africa, Asia, Europe
Language: 
English, Japanese, Hindi, Assamese
Location: 
Seoul
Seoul
South Korea

Theodoros Zachariadis

Associate Professor and DeanCyprus University of Technology (CUT)
Biography

Theodoros Zachariadis holds a Diploma and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His postdoctoral work focused on the economic analysis of energy and environmental issues. He has worked as a researcher at the National Technical University of... Read more

Expertise
Sectors: 
Energy, Transport
Region: 
Europe
Language: 
English, Spanish, Italian
Location: 
Limassol
Cyprus

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