Expert Group (MEEG)

UNESCO has established a Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Group (MEEG) comprising specialists who have expertise and experience in M&E at the international and national level in the following fields: educational policies and management, educational statistics, ESD, environmental education, social development and economics of development.

The MEEG provides guidance on the preparation and implementation of the global Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the DESD, drawing on the M&E approaches developed by the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions and the existing M&E systems of other UN global initiatives (EFA, UNLD, EDUCAIDS, MDGs).

  • It provides technical advice and support to the DESD Secretariat to assess:
  • global progress in the implementation of the DESD; 
  • UNESCO’s contribution to the implementation of the DESD.

The Expert Group

Daniella Tilbury (Chair, MEEG)
Professor of Sustainability 
Director of Academic and Corporate Affairs (Sustainability)
University of Gloucestershire, UK
email: dtilbury(at)

Abelardo Brenes 
Special Advisor, Earth Charter International
Costa Rica
email:  abrenesca(at)

Rangachar Govinda 
Professor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration
New Delhi, India 
email: rgovinda(at)

Roel van Raaij 
National Coordinator
Senior officer - strategy and information
Secretary of the national Steering Committee on Learning for Sustainable Development, The Hague
email: r.m.van.raaij(at)

Overson Shumba 
Dean, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 
The Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia 
emails: oshumba(at)  |shumba.overson(at)

Konai Helu Thaman
Faculty of Arts and Law School of Education
University of the South Pacific Suva, Fiji
email: thaman_k(at)

Pierre Varcher
Member of the Swiss National Commission for UNESCO
email: pvarcher(at)  |  pvarcher(at)

Alycone Vasconcelos
Programme Specialist in Learning Outcomes, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Canada
email: a.vasconcelos(at)

Yoshiyuki Nagata 
Associate Professor 
University of the Sacred Heart 
Tokyo, Japan 
email: yoshy(at)

Alex Michalos 
Director of the Institute for Social Research and Evaluation
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of Northern British Columbia
BC, Canada
mail: michalos(at)


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