Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for IFAP

The IFAP Bureau consists of eight Member States nominated by the governing Council. It meets twice a year to appraise, select and approve projects as well as to hold thematic debates on issues of importance for the Programme.

The Bureau is composed of a Chairperson, three Vice-Chairpersons, three other members and a Rapporteur: 

Chairperson of the IFAP Bureau

Chafica Haddad, Chairperson

Chafica Haddad (Grenada)

Ms. Haddad is the Deputy Permanent Delegate of Grenada to UNESCO and since 2000, as representative of Grenada, has played key roles in UNESCO’s international standard setting activities, chairing or serving in various intergovernmental forums and commissions in the fields of communication and information, culture and sports. Prior to her diplomatic career she was the Director of the Centre for “Action and Information for Development and International Understanding” and the Vice-Chair of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA). Ms Haddad is the first representative from a small island developing state (SIDS) to hold this position.

Other Bureau members

  • Mr Evgeny Kuzmin (Russian Federation)
    Vice-Chair
    Chair of the Working Group on Multilingualism
  • Ms DUAN Liping (China)
    Vice-Chair
    Chair of the Working Group on Information for Development
  • H.E. Mrs Johanna Odonkor (Ghana)
    Vice-Chair
    Chair of the Working Group on Information Literacy
  • Mr Hidalgo Gallegos (Peru)
    Member
    Chair of the Working Group on Information Accessibility
  • Ms Françoise Clément (Switzerland)
    Member
    Chair of the Working Group on Information Preservation
  • Mr Izzeldin Mohamed Osman (Sudan)
    Member
    Chair of the Working Group on Information Ethics
  • Mr Ľudovít Molnár (Slovakia)
    Rapporteur

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