policy recommendations
for the G7


The following leading experts from research institutes and think tanks from G7 countries are participating in the 2022 Think7 process and contributing to the work of the various task forces. As more pledges are made to serve on task forces, the list grows.



Merike Blofield

Director, ILAS, GIGA
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Doreen Bogdan

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union
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Tom Bollyky

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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Rick Bright

Senior Vice President, Pandemic Prevention Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation


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Selmin Caliskan

Director for Institutional Relations, Open Society Foundations


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María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal

Professor of Health Promotion, University of Costa Rica


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Hani Eskandar

Digital Services Senior Coordinator, ITU Development Bureau


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David Fidler

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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Sarah Fischer

Lead GovStack Flagship - Global Program Digital Transformation , GIZ

Mei Lin Fung

Chair, People Centered Internet


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Bruce Gellin

Chief of Global Public Health Strategy, Pandemic Prevention Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation

Githinji Gitahi

Global Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa
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Amanda Glassman

Executive vice president, Center for Global Development
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Liz Grant

Assistant Principal , University of Edinburgh



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Adam Kamradt-Scott

Professor and Chair of Global Public Health, European University Institute
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Rebecca Katz

Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
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Sherman Kong

Head of GovStack Initiative, UNF-DIAL


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Melissa Leach

Director , Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
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Marta Lomazzi

Executive Manager, World Federation of Public Health Associations


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Hayley MacGregor

Professor, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
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Yolanda Martinez

Overall Lead for GovStack Initiative, ITU Development Bureau
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Garrett Mehl

Unit Head, World Health Organisation
Photo: Katharina Molitor works as an advisor to the director for her engagement in the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) which is currently working on the topics of Planetary Health. Katharina Molitor is also pursuing a PhD at the University of Cologne on the role of smallholder agriculture, markets and food and nutrition security in the context of food price changes in a multi-sited case study in Bangladesh. She holds an M.Sc. in Geography.

Katharina Molitor

Researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
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Derrick Muneene

Unit Head, World Health Organisation


Louis Pizarro

Secretary General, Santé Mondiale 2030


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K. Srinath Reddy

President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
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David Rhew

Global Chief Medical Officer & VP of Healthcare, Microsoft
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Walter Ricciardi

President, Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità)
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David Roos

E. Otis Kendall Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania


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Eleni Smitham

Research assistant, Center for Global Development
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Agnès Soucat

Head of Division of Health and Social Protection, Agence Française de Développement

Michael Stolpe

Senior economist, Kiel Institute for the World Economy


Peter Taylor

Director of Research, Institute of Development Studies


Maike Voss

Managing Director, German Alliance on Climate Change and Health (KLUG)


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Katarzyna Wac

Professor of Computer Science, Quality of Life Technologies Lab
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Jake Watson

Senior Director, UNF-DIAL
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Kate Wilson

Executive Director, Climate Change and Sustainability, NSW Department of Planning and Environment


Robert Yates

Executive Director, Centre for Universal Health, Chatham House
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Skye Gilbert Yoden

Digital Square & Strategy Director, PATH's Programs & Innovation