Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the ADA and the APPEAR Office on technical and strategic issues and contributes on a meta-level to further developing and optimising the programme. It also reflects on the implementation of the APPEAR Gender Strategy and Diversity Strategy in the course of the programme. The Advisory Board has the following tasks:

  • Strategic feedback and adjustment of the programme in view of international developments in the field of higher education and research for development
  • Recommendations for further development and optimisation of the programme in order to achieve the defined outcomes
  • Reflection and input on the implementation of the Gender Strategy and Diversity Strategy in the course of the programme

Members of the Advisory Board

  • Reinhold Gruber, Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA) / Chair of the Board

Further members of the Advisory Board in alphabetical order:

  • Hannah Akuffo, Expert in Research Cooperation, Research Capacity Building, Research for Health especially related to diseases that disproportionally affect the poor 
  • ­Christian Gollubits, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research 
  • ­James Otieno Jowi, African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE)
  • ­Erwin Künzi, Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • ­Kaija Pajala, Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)
  • ­Beer R.E.V.M. Schröder, Consultant in Higher Education Cooperation
  • Solbjørg Sjøveian, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)