High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG)

The HLCG sets the strategic direction of the partnership

A a global strategic vision for CDRFI

The High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG) sets the strategic direction of the Partnership and provides a global strategic vision for the evolution of the climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) agenda. It ensures effective coordination and sharing of information, promotes strategic alignment of the Partnership Forum and the Program Alliance as well as provides strategic guidance to the Partnership. The HLCG promotes exchange between V20 and G20+ in the CDRFI area.

Discover more about our HLCG members by clicking on their profile below.


The HLCG is formed by representatives from all stakeholder groups, reflecting the diversity of members in the Partnership.



Two Co-Chairs, representing V20 and G20+ members each, lead the HLCG and represent the Partnership.




The HLCG oversees the Secretariat and takes decisions based on proposals and inputs provided by partners, focus topic groups and the Secretariat.




The HLCG sets the overall direction for the Partnership Forum with the support from the Secretariat.



Our Co-Chairs


Dr. Bärbel Kofler

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Bärbel Kofler is Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, Svenja Schulze. She has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 2004, where she served for a time as the Social Democratic Party’s Spokesperson on Development Policy and as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From March 2016 to December 2021, she was Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance at the Federal Foreign Office. Bärbel Kofler holds university degrees in linguistics, Russian and Spanish (Salzburg University) as well as in computer science (Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences).

Honorable Seedy Keita

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of The Gambia

Mr. Keita holds a double Master’s degree in Business Administration and Financial Management from Edinburgh Business School, Herriot-Watt University. He recently had a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from Said Business School, the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Before his appointment as Minister of Trade, Industry and Employment, Mr. Keita was Director of Finance Department at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector in Jeddah from 2011 to the date of his appointment as Trade Minister. He first joined the Corporation in 1999 as a Young Professional Core Team Member and rose through the ranks.

In The Gambia, Mr. Keita worked at the Accountant General’s Department and The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, where he held various positions to the level of Chief Accountant before he left for a World Bank-funded Health Project in 1998.

Our HLCG Members


H.E. Dr. Getahun Garedew Wodaje

Director General of the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EEPA), Ethiopia

Hieu Tom Bui

Director of Environment,  Global Affairs Canada

Chikondi Chabvuta

Advocacy and Partnerships Coordinator-Southern Africa, CARE International

Angelo Kairos T. dela Cruz

Executive Director, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)

Stéphane Crouzat

Ambassador for Climate, Ministry for Europe and European Affairs, France

Ani Dasgupta

President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Benjamin Diokno, Ph.D.

Secretary of Finance, Department of Finance, Philippines

Michel Liès

Chair of IDF Steering Committee

Simon Stiell

Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

H.E. Ms Fatima Yasmin

Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh

Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch

State Secretary, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

Ute Klamert

Assistant Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)

H.E. Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service, Communications & Climate Change, Fiji

Mami Mizutori

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Head of UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Carla Montesi

Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission 


Samantha Power

Administrator, USAID

H.E. Harifidy Ramilison

Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries – APRM, Madagascar

Achim Steiner

Administrator, UNDP


Delphine Traoré

Regional CEO & Regional Executive Board Member, Allianz Africa


Rachel Turner

Director of International Finance, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Dr. Juergen Voegele

Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank


H.E. Brenson S. Wase

Minister of Finance, Banking and Postal Services Republic of the Marshall Islands


Vositha Wijenayake

Executive Director, SLYCAN Trust


Key Documents

HLCG Conclusions – 7th Meeting

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HLCG Conclusions – 6th Meeting

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HLCG Conclusions – 5th Meeting

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Global Shield Concept

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HLCG Conclusions – 4th Meeting

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HLCG Conclusions – 3rd Meeting

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HLCG Conclusions – 2nd Meeting

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HLCG Conclusions – 1st Meeting

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Pro-Poor Principles

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InsuResilience Global Partnership: Vision 2025

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InsuResilience Global Partnership Communique Vision 2025

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Updated Governance Charter – 3rd Meeting September 2020

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