The Consultative Group—the Alliance’s board of directors—is responsible for setting the Alliance’s long-term strategy, approving its annual work programme and budget, and reviewing achievements.
The Consultative Group consists of financial contributors to the Cities Alliance Trust Fund and the political heads of the global organisation of local authorities, UCLG, and Metropolis, who have pledged their commitment to achieving Alliance goals. The Consultative Group is co-chaired by the World Bank’s vice president for Sustainable Development and UN-HABITAT’s executive director. Prospective financial contributors may serve as associate members for two years.
The Consultative Group has also set up the eight-member Executive Committee, made up of a subset of its members, to provide guidance to the Secretariat.
The Policy Advisory Forum (PAF)is the platform for public discussion, debate and knowledge sharing. The Forum promotes dialogue between CG members and invited partners on key policy and strategic issues of city and urban development, and advises the Cities Alliance on appropriate policies and strategies.
The PAF has a Chairperson for a period of three years. The current PAF Chair is Clare Short, former Secretary for International Development (DFID/UK) and Member of Parliament.
|Allou, Serge||: Senior Urban Specialist|
|Balachandran, Madhavan||: Financial Management Specialist|
|Baskin, Julian||: Senior Urban Specialist|
|Bunch, Juliet||: Web Editor|
|Cobbett, William||: Manager|
|Gaspar, Rodolfo Jr.||: Information Assistant|
|Henderson, Susanna||: Senior Programme Assistant|
|Hohmann, René Peter||: Urban Specialist|
|Khalayim, Oleh||: Programme Officer|
|Kibui, Phyllis||: Operations Officer|
|Milroy, Kevin||: Senior Operations Officer and Deputy Programme Manager|
|Puspa, Erika||: Information Analyst|
|Shah, Phoram||: Consultant|
|Silva, Federico||: Programme Officer|
|Zeman, Andrea||: Urban Specialist|
|Bertolassi, Regianne||: Programme Assistant||: São Paulo, Brazil|
|José, Mariana Kara||: Research Analyst||: São Paulo, Brazil|
|Diagne, Mamadou||: Senior Programme Officer||: Abidjan, Cȏte d'Ivoire|
|Hosken, Adele||: Knowledge Management Analyst||: Pretoria, South Africa|
|Suri, D. Ajay||: Senior Programme Officer||: New Delhi, India|