Composed of the Chair and 7 Vice-Chairs of the Steering Committee as well as the Executive Secretary, the Bureau makes decisions and exercises executive authority between meetings of the Steering Committee. The Bureau is currently composed of the following members:


Arthouros Zervos,
Professor at National Technical University of Athens


Pradeep Monga, Deputy Executive Secretary
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Adnan Z. Amin,
Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Germany, currently represented by
Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk,
Deputy Director General at the Directorate 31 – Sustainable Development; Natural Resources;
Economic Policy and Infrastructure in the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Irene Giner-Reichl, President,
Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GFSE)

Ernesto Macias Galan, President,
Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

Kevin Nassiep, Chief Executive Officer,
South African National Energy Development Institute

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General,
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

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Christine Lins
Executive- Secretary, REN21

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