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Partnership Governance

Generation Unlimited includes participants from government, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and young people from around the world. 

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Leaders:


The most visible drivers of the partnership, leaders will be called on to use their influence to open opportunities, advocate for Generation Unlimited and mobilize resources.

• Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairman, BRAC

• Mr. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Education, United Nations

• Ms. Julia Gillard, Chair, Global Partnership for Education

• H.E. Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President, Republic of Croatia

• Mr. António Guterres (Co-Chair), Secretary General, United Nations

• H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame (Co-Chair), President, Republic of Rwanda

• Dr. Jim Kim, President, World Bank Group

• Ms. Graça Machel, Founder, Graça Machel Trust

• Mr. Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

• H.E. Paula Mae Weekes (Co-Chair), President, Trinidad and Tobago

Additional young leaders are being identified

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Global Board:


Members of the Global Board will provide strategic direction, mobilize knowledge, resources and leadership, and oversee the partnership.

• Ms. Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of Youth, United Arab Emirates

• Ms. Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International

• Ms. Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Education

• Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General, World Organization of the Scout Movement

• Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

• Ms. Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State, Department for International Development, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

• Mr. Sigve Brekke, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Group

• Ms. Sarah Brown, Executive Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education

• Ms. Ilwad Elman, Director, Elman Peace Centre

• Mr. Tony Elumelu, Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation

• Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission

• Mr. John Fallon, Chief Executive Officer, Pearson Education

• Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

• Mr. Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth, Mastercard

• Mr. Napoleón García, Youth Director, Nuestro Tiempo and Censura Cero

• Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank

• Mr. José Ángel Gurría, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

• Mr. Ralph Hamers, Chief Executive Officer, ING Group

• Mr. Per Heggenes, Chief Executive Officer, IKEA Foundation 

• Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia

• Mr. Safiqul Islam, Director of Education, BRAC

• Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands 

• Ms. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund

• Ms. Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

• Mr. Michael Kocher, General Manager, Aga Khan Foundation

• Ms. Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Higher Life Foundation

• Ms. Rosemary Mbabazi, Minister of Youth, Republic of Rwanda

• Mr. Norbert Meder, Chief Executive Officer, SOS Children’s Villages International

• Ms. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union

• Mr. Sobel Aziz Ngom, Founder and Executive Director, Social Change Factory

• Mr. Mohamed Nouri Jouini, Vice President, Partnership Development, Islamic Development Bank

• Mr. Hernán Rincón, Chief Executive Officer, Avianca Holdings

• Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)

• Ms. Vibhu Sharma, Co-Chair, Global Partnership for Disabilities Youth Council

• Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

• Mr. Justin van Fleet, Director, The Education Commission

• Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, United Nations

• Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

• Representative from BMZ - Federal Republic of Germany (to be determined)

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Champions:


In addition to the three governance bodies, Generation Unlimited will be supported by high-profile individuals who will lend their voice and credibility to its efforts. Champions will include celebrities, heads of state, experts and young people.

• Mr. Nikolai Astrup, Minister of International Development, Kingdom of Norway

• Mr. Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Kingdom of Belgium

• H.E. Mr. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President, Republic of Kenya

• Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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Secretariat:

The ambitious goals set for Generation Unlimited require a lean and flexible Secretariat that can harness and coordinate the expertise of multiple partners from around the world. The Secretariat will be responsible for:

• Strategic planning

• Partnership and Investment support

• Young peoples’ engagement and participation

• Communications, advocacy and engagement

• Administration and operations

 

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Financing the Partnership

Modalities for flexible, responsive resources to support the rapid and robust scale up effort are being set in place. A primary role of the Generation Unlimited Secretariat will be matching of contributors with solutions. In addition, establishment of a Trust Fund is being considered to provide Donors with an opportunity to pool resources to achieve large-scale goals.
 

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