Giga Interim Advisory Group

The Giga Interim Advisory Group is composed of 14 core members, with smaller working groups for specific technical discussions. With a skilled mix of internationally recognized infrastructure financing and technology policymakers, technology champions, and thematic and technical experts, the IAG will frame and steer Giga towards the next level of governance. 

The IAG will take under consideration and guide options and recommendations for Giga, with UNICEF and ITU acting as interim co-chairs and involving the Office of the UN Secretary-General and the SG’s Tech Envoy. The Group will convene over 3 virtual meetings during the remainder of 2021 with possible extension through 2022. 

Scope of Work 

  • Governance: best practices and emerging trends for a future Board structure, given Giga’s unique needs 
  • Strategy: staffing recommendations, prioritization of key activities for board and governance bodies 
  • Movement building and Technologies: what major trends Giga should be conscious of 
  • Branding and communications: advice on major campaigns and concepts 
  • Funding: overview of where Giga is/what needs to be funded 
Advisory Group Members

H.E. Dr. Amani ABOU-ZEID 

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission 


CEO, Global Partnership for Education 

H.E. Dr. Tariq AL GURG 

CEO, Dubai Cares 

H.E. Alya bint Ahmed AL THANI 

Permanent Representative fo Qatar to the United Nations 

Ms. Julie KATZMAN 

Former Chief Operating Officer and EVP, Inter-American Development Bank 

H.E. Minister Paula INGABIRE 

Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda 

Ms. Katherine MAHER 

Former CEO, Wikimedia Foundation; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council


Executive Director, Ethereum Foundation 

H.E. Mr. Joseph MUCHERU 

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya 


Former President & CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA 

H.E. Minister David Moinina SENGEH 

Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Sierra Leone 

Ms. Maria-Francesca SPATOLISANO 

Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology 

Dr. Liesbet STEER 

Director, The Education Commission

Mr. Bill TAI 

Co-Founder, ACTAI Global 


Founder, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship; Special Representative for Young People and Innovation, UNICEF