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OSI Scientific and Academic Advisory Board are internationally recognized scientists and technocrats whose role is to propose and manage projects that are in line with the OSI mission and are based on best practices and/or innovative strategies and replicable throughout the world.


Cecile Alvarez
Director Earthsavers, UNESCO Dreamcentre, Manila

Dr. Paulo Botta
Director, Eurasia Department, Institute of International Relations, La Plata National University President - Argentinean - Kazakh Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Sálvano Briceño
Chair of the Science Committee of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme of the International Council for Science (ICSU), former Director of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

Dr. Corazon Claudio
President, Earth Institute Asia, Inc. & Business Sector Representative, Philippines Council for Sustainable Development

Rear Adm. Richard Cobbold
Governor of London Nautical School (1997 to present)

Kiyoshi Daimatsu
CEO of Furrex Co. Ltd in Tokyo, Japan

Ariel Gonzalez
Secretary of the Eurasia Department of the Institute of International Relations at the University of La Plata, Director of the Argentinian Center on International Studies

Rashit Ibreev
Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Nasir Khattak
Chief Operating Officer, Climate Institute, Washington DC

Engr. Edwin T.F. Khew
Managing Director of Anaergia Pte Ltd, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), Chairman of the Singapore Standards Council, Co-Chairman of the Energy for All Partnership (E4All) programme of the Asian Development Bank

Professor W.Andy Knight
Director, Institute of International Relations, The University of West Indies

Prof. Vitaly Lystsov
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", Moscow, Russian Federation

Ali Mohammed
Former Secretary – Ministry of Environmental and Mining Resources, Kenya

Zenaida Moya
Country Associate Director at Integral Management Consultancy International (IMC),  President of the Caribbean Association of Local Government uthorities (CALGA),  Chairperson of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)

Mr. Yoshihito Okinaga
Owner and President of Teikyo University in Tokyo

Capt. Mario Palacios
Dean – Maritime Faculty of the Pacific University of Guayaquil

Rear Adm. Roberto Patruno
Former IMO/UNEP Director of  Regional Marine Pollution  Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea

Dr. Sonia Roca
Chancellor,  Pacific University, Guayaquil

Captain Dieter K. Rudolph, US Navy (retired)
Former Chair of the Arctic Military Environment Cooperation (AMEC)

Olinda Salguero
Director, Fundacion Esquipulas, Guatemala

Prof. Vitaly Shelest
Ukrainian Academy of Sciences

Gaudioso Sosmena
Head of South East Asian Institute on Strategic Studies, Manila

Prof. Angela Wagener
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Mrs. Mangala Wicramanayake
Director General, Ministry of Defense and Urban Develop ment, Sri Lanka 

Dr. Akbota Zholdasbekova
President, Eurasian International Studies Association, Professor, UNESCO Chair for Ethnic and Religious Tolerance, Astana, Kazakhstan