نقطة الإرتباط الكويتية لمشاريع البيئة
Kuwait National Focal Point For Environmental Projects

Advisory Panel

The Advisory Panel for the Kuwait Environmental Remediation Program (KERP) is an international group of experts composed of Dr. Mojtaba Kazazi, as Head, and Dr. Hanns Schumacher and Mr. Ucheora Onwuamaegbu as members.

It was established in accordance with the Political Assurance provided on 2 December 2013 by the Government of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations (“Political Assurance”) pursuant to UNCC Governing Council decision 269 (S/AC.26/Dec.269 (2011)) (“decision 269”), as part of the conditions for transfer of the KERP from UN to national oversight.

The Advisory Panel, through the Secretary General of KNFP:

  1. Provides advice and recommendations to the KNFP Board on matters relevant to the projects and the maintenance of the systems and controls established under UNCC Governing Council decision 269.
  2. Assesses proposed project modifications and provides advice and recommendations in that regard to the KNFP Board.
  3. Provides an annual report to the KNFP Board on the continued functionality of the systems and controls established under decision 269; the progress in project implementation in line with the principles and parameters of UNCC Governing Council decision 258 S/AC.26/Dec.258 (2005); and the general reasonableness of the use of funds and project implementation.
  4. Provides a summary report to be included as an annex to the annual report to the UNCC Governing Council or UN Security Council; and supports KNFP in its reporting to the UN.
  5. In addition, under its mandate, the Panel could be called upon by the KNFP Board or the KNFP Secretariat to assist with specific functions and tasks.  In particular, the Panel’s role in maintaining an international element for the Program includes assisting KNFP in propagating, through international conferences and publications, unique experiences from the Program’s use of innovative technologies and approaches.

 

Dr. Mojtaba Kazazi
President of Advisory Panel

Former Executive Head of the United Nations Compensation

Dr. Hanns Schumacher
Member of Advisory Panel

Former Chairman of the Governing Council of the United Nations Compensation
Commission and German Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva

Mr. Ucheora Onwuamaegbu
Member of Advisory Panel

International Legal Advisor and Rapporteur of the Advisory Panel