International Advisory Board

The composition of the Forum's international advisory board that reflects its origins as a global network of leaders in the global movement for economic transformation. Each has made a major contribution to the work of the Forum. The current members are:

  • Nancy C. Alexander, Director, Economic Governance Program, Heinrich Boell Foundation of North America
  • Fatma Alloo, Chairperson, Tanzania Media Women's Association, Tanzania 
  • Arpad Baranyi, Head, Economics Department, Hungary Consulting and Planning Ltd.; founding member, Altern-group, Corvinus University of Budapest (formerly Budapest University of Economic Sciences).  
  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians, Canada 
  • Walden Bello, Philippine Congressional Representative and senior analyst, Focus on the South, Philippines, 
  • Vadim Diukanov, Voluntary Chairman, Ukrainian Society for Sustainable Development, Ukraine 
  • Richard Douthwaite, Executive Committee Chair, FEASTA, author of The Growth Illusion and Short Circuit, Ireland 
  • Linda Elswick, International Partners for Sustainable Agriculture (IPSA), Washington, DC
  • Anwar Fazal, former Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific 2000, Malaysia 
  • Wendy Harcourt, Editor, Development, Society for International Development, Italy
  • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Director, ISEC - International Society for Ecology and Culture
  • Van Jones, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, U.S.A
  • Satish Kumar, Editor, Resurgence, United Kingdom 
  • Sara Larrain R., Coordinadora, RENACE, Chile 
  • Marilyn Mehlmann, GAP International, Sweden 
  • Luis Lopezllera Méndez, President, Promoción de Desarrollo Popular, Mexico 
  • Michael Ochieng Odhiambo, Centre for Environmental Policy and Law, Kenya 
  • James Robertson, Turning Point Network, England 
  • Vicki Robin, author, Your Money or Your Life, U.S.A. 
  • Michael Shuman, Director for Research and Economic Development, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, U.S.A. 
  • Bart Shaha, Secretary General, World Alliance of YMCAs, Bangladesh
  • Vandana Shiva, Director, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, India 
  • Sarah vanGelder, Executive Editor, YES! Magazine, U.S.A.