We are an ensemble comprised of the Chairholder, a core team and a large number of associated high-profile experts from various countries spanning all the UN regions that operate this unique UNESCO Chair.
The core team
Eric Foster (based in Canada), Strategic Communications and Outreach, Media Analyst
Eric Foster has many years of public education experience including administration. He pioneered the development of the first sustainability-focused secondary school in North America. After his career in public education, Eric moved into the non-government organization (NGO) world where he served as Managing Director of the John Dearness Environmental Society.
Katrin Kohl (based in Canada/Germany), Executive Coordinator to the UNESCO Chair, Global Coordinator International #IndigenousESD Research Network
Katrin is a lawyer and holds an MBA in General Management with experience in education management and strategy development in value-based institutions. For several years, Katrin Kohl was the Managing Director of the German Commission for UNESCO. With her passion for the matters of education, Katrin also served in several administrative and management positions in the fields of Higher Education and other education institutions.
In addition, international experts from around the globe provide academic advice and assistance for the Chair´s research and third mission activities. This collaboration of associates and affiliated colleagues greatly enhances the overall Chair reach and effectiveness.
Mark Terry (based in Canada), Filmmaker and Environmental Activist
Mark Terry is a documentary filmmaker and contract professor with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. He has worked with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2009. In 2011, Mark introduced Youth Climate Report (YCR) in partnership with UNFCCC, a collection of documentary shorts produced by young filmmakers around the world. The YCR project became a platform of a Geographic Information System map of the world and was officially adopted under the UNFCCC’s Article 6 mandate for education and outreach. Mark regularly attends the COP conferences presenting approximately 60 new films each year on climate research produced by the global community of youth. The films are presented on a remediation of the documentary film called the Geo-Doc.
Andrew Ferreira (based in Canada), Software Developer Online Platforms