© Bo Netz Bo Netz is Deputy Director-General of Sida, and part of the Director-General's office. He is Acting Director-General in the absence of the Director-General. Prior to that he was Department Secretary and former Acting Head of the Treasury's Budget Division.
© Finn Tarp Finn Tarp is Director of UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland. He is also a professor of development economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. He founded the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) in 1996, and since then has co-ordinated DERG’s extensive academic research and teaching activities alongside a large portfolio of externally funded development economics research and capacity-building projects. Professor Tarp has recently been appointed member of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) advising the Chief Economist of the World Bank.
© Michael Tierney Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Associate Professor of International Relations at the College of William and Mary, and the Director of the AidData Center for Development Policy. He teaches and carries out research in the areas of international organization, research methods, international political economy, development, environmental politics, and the theory and practice of international relations. He has published two books: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance (2008) and Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (2006), as well as articles in a variety of journals. 
© Eseza Katerega Eseza Katerega is a senior lecturer with Makerere University, Faculty of Economics and Management, in Kampala, Uganda. She has a PhD in environmental economics from Gothenburg University, Sweden.
© Yannick Glemarec Yannick Glemarec is Executive Coordinator of UN Multi-Partner Trust Funds, and a former executive director of UNDP's Global Environment Facility and director of environmental finance. He joined the UN in 1989 as a junior programme officer for the International Decade of Water Supply and Sanitation in Geneva. He has since held a number of progressively responsible positions within UNDP, including the country offices in Viet Nam, China and Bangladesh.
© Arild Anglesen Arild Angelsen is a professor of economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and a senior associate of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia. He has over the past two decades done extensive research and published on causes of tropical deforestation, and its interaction with poverty, tenure and government policies. More recent work is on how avoided deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) can be included in a global climate regime, and national strategies and policies needed to reduce GHG emissions.
© Ephraim Nkonya Ephraim Nkonya, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, conducts research on land management and natural resources in sub-Saharan countries and central Asia. He has a PhD in natural resources, econometrics, and statistics from Kansas State University.
© Thomas Hertel Thomas Hertel is a distinguished professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, where his research focuses on economy-wide impacts of global trade and environmental policies. He is a Fellow and Past-President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) which now encompasses more than 10,000 researchers in 150 countries (https://www.gtap.org). This project maintains a global economic database and an applied general equilibrium modelling framework which are documented in the book, Global Trade Analysis: Modeling and Applications (1997).
© Helle Munk Ravnborg Helle Munk Ravnborg is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). Her research interests are focused on the governance of access to and use of natural resources, particularly land and water, in the context of poverty and inequality. In addition, she has co-ordinated a number of policy studies on different aspects of environmental governance and development co-operation, e.g. on payment for ecosystem services, on integrating environment as a cross-cutting issue in development co-operation, on low-carbon development and poverty alleviation, and on biodiversity conservation and protected area governance. She holds a PhD in social and environmental planning from Roskilde University Centre and has conducted field research in Nicaragua, Colombia, Honduras, Tanzania, and Uganda.
© Mafalda Duarte Mafalda Duarte is the Climate Investment Funds Co-ordinator at the African Development Bank and the focal point for climate change financing in the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Prior to joining the AfDB she worked for the World Bank in the Africa and East Asia and Pacific regions as a public sector economist and climate change specialist. She spent three years working as an economic adviser to the Mozambican government.
© Charlotte Petri Gornitzka Charlotte Petri Gornitzka is Director-General of Sida, working on behalf of the Swedish Government to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. Prior to joining Sida, Ms Petri Gornitzka was Secretary-General of the International Save the Children Alliance and before that from 2003-2008 the Secretary-General and CEO of Save the Children Sweden. She has also had a successful career as the Under-Secretary-General of the Swedish Red Cross. Ms Petri Gornitzka is currently the Deputy Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Youth and Unemployment, and has previously been its Chair.
© Channing Arndt Channing Arndt is a professor of economics at the University of Copenhagen, and has been an external project director at United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He has published in diverse areas including trade policy, poverty measurement, technical change, the macroeconomic implications of HIV/AIDS, and appropriate treatment of risk in large models. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he served for several years as resident advisor to Mozambique’s Ministry of Planning and Development, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco.
© Wisdom Akpalu Wisdom Akpalu is a associate professor of economics at State University of New York (SUNY), and Director, Center for Environmental Economics Research & Consultancy (CEERAC), Ghana. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research interests are optimal extraction of natural resources, economics of climate change, and modelling microeconomic behaviour.
© Stephen Nana Ato Arthur Stephen Nana Ato Arthur is a Member of Parliament in Ghana. Between May 2006 and Jan 2009 he was Regional Minister in the Central Regional Co-ordinating Council for Cape Coast, appointed by the President of Ghana. He was responsible for monitoring, evaluation, and co-ordination of the performance of all 17 metro/municipal/district assemblies (MMDAs) and the decentralized departments in the region. Prior to that he was Deputy Regional Minister for the Council. He has a PhD in development studies from the University of Bonn.
Gunilla Carlsson © Johan Ödmann Gunilla Carlsson is Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation, a position she has held since 2006. She is also a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of eminent persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Gunilla Carlsson has been active as member of the Swedish Riksdag since 2002 and as deputy chairman of the Moderate Party since 2003. 
© Christian Friis Bach Christian Friis Bach (of Denmark’s Social-Liberal Party) was appointed Minister for Development Co-operation in 2011. Since 2009 he has been an affiliated professor of international economics and development at the University of Copenhagen. He has also assisted EU Commissioner Connie Hedegaard as a special advisor on the UN Global Sustainability Panel. Christian Friis Bach holds a PhD in onternational economics from the Royal Danish Agricultural University, Copenhagen.
© Fundi Tshazibana Fundi Tshazibana is Deputy Director-General for the economic policy analysis and forecasting division, at South Africa’s National Treasury. Previously she was the Chief Director responsible for regulatory impact analysis and before that responsible for microeconomic analysis. She has also worked as a policy analyst at the National Electricity Regulator.
© Sharon Jåma Sharon Jåma is a Swedish journalist who has been working for SVT, UR and TV4. She is an experienced moderator and she has been involved in a number of national and international conferences. She has a BFA from Tel Aviv University.