Inaugural Meeting of the Scientific and Development Policy Advisory Committee

Committee members from four continents come to Heidelberg for their first meeting

On 22 January, the inaugural meeting of the Max Planck Foundation’s Scientific and Development Policy Advisory Committee took place. This committee annually evaluates the activities of the Foundation from a scientific and developmental point of view and advises its management regarding the realisation of company objectives.

The committee consists of seven internationally renowned scientists, academics and other distinguished persons. Most of the members come from regions in which the Foundation is active. The committee members elected Chilean law professor and judge at several international courts Orrego Vicuña as its chairperson. British barrister and human rights lawyer Michael Wood will take on the role of vice-chairperson.

During the meeting, the managing directors informed the committee members about the Foundation’s activities since its establishment. In addition, Foundation research fellows also reported on their experiences of implementing projects in their respective countries.