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 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.
The Secretariat, located in Brussels, Belgium, carries out the Cities Alliance Work Programme and manages its day-to-day operations. A primary function of the Secretariat is to actively facilitate the participation of members in the activities of the organisation. It also provides appropriate services to its Members, and generally facilitates the work of the partnership.
|Allou, Serge||: Lead Urban Specialist|
|Baskin, Julian||: Head, Programme Unit|
|Cobbett, William||: Director|
|Henderson, Sid||: Partnership Officer|
|Hohmann, Rene Peter||: Sr. Urban Specialist|
|Karakhanyan, Nune||: Executive Associate|
|Kibui, Phyllis||: Head, Finance and Operations|
|Kurth, Marie-Alexandra||: Urban Specialist|
| Loi, Nicola
| Lozet, Florence
| Panchaud, Leandre
|Puspa, Erika||: Information Management Specialist|
| Siddique, Omar
||: Sr Urban Specialist|
|: Sr. Programme Specialist|
|Dai, Ngoc||: Project Analyst|
|Suri, Ajay||: Asia Regional Adviser|
|Rossbach, Anaclaudia||: LAC Regional Adviser|
|Balocova, Magda||: Programme Associate|
|Daepp, David||: Project Manager|
|Guscetti, Matteo||: Intern|
|Hordila, Alexandru||: Intern|