The Global Shield Board assumes political and strategic oversight over the Global Shield against Climate Risks and provides overall guidance to the Global Shield.


The Global Shield has two Co-Chair Countries. One Co-Chair represents the views of vulnerable countries, and one Co-Chair those of supporting countries. They chair both the Global Shield Board (ministerial level) and the Global Shield Coordination Hub (technical level) and guide the Global Shield Secretariat.

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam

Minister of Finance, Republic of Ghana

Dr. Bärbel Kofler

Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development


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H.E. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam is the Minister for Finance, current V20 Chair and the member of Parliament for Karaga Constituency. Prior to assuming his role as the Minister for Finance, he served as a Minister of State at the Finance Ministry.

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam was the Deputy Minister for Energy responsible for the Petroleum Sector, before his appointment to the Ministry of Finance. He was appointed as the Deputy Regional Minister for the Northern Region in 2005. H.E. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam has worked extensively on extractive industries and Resource Management as a University lecturer, advisor on Resource Governance and as a campaigner for transparency in resource management around the globe.

Prior to his role as the Deputy Minister for Energy, he was the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP). He also worked in other Public and Private organizations as an Energy Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Energy in Ghana, Commissioner of Ghana Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, the Africa Coordinator of extractives industries in Ibis amongst many other positions held.

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam was educated in the Northern school of Business from 1988 to 1990. He holds a PhD. in Petroleum Economics from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law, and Policy (CEPMLP) of the University of Dundee in UK specializing in Petroleum fiscal policy in resource – led economies and resource governance. He also has an MPhil (Economics) and B.A (Hons) Economics from the University of Cape-Coast. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Certified Economist of Ghana (ICEG). He has undertaken professional development training at Colombia University, University of Texas at Austin, and Harvard University in the US. He is chairman of Ghana’s National Energy Transition Committee, chairman of the Gold for Oil Initiative and Chairman of the New Producers Group (a group of new oil and gas producing countries in the World).


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Dr. Bärbel Kofler is Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, Svenja Schulze. She has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 2004, where she served for a time as the Social Democratic Party’s Spokesperson on Development Policy and as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From March 2016 to December 2021, she was Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance at the Federal Foreign Office. Dr. Bärbel Kofler holds university degrees in linguistics, Russian and Spanish (Salzburg University) as well as in computer science (Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences).

Board Members

The Global Shield Board consists of the following representatives on ministerial level, chaired by two Co-Chairs:

5 Representatives from Vulnerable Countries

Including representation from Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries. Non-V20 members/incoming V20 members are eligible subject to interest in the Global Shield.



The Philippines



5 Representatives from Supporting Countries

Providing financial, in-kind or political support to the Global Shield Board. They are not eligible for Global Shield protection packages.





United Kingdom

2 Representatives from Civil Society Organisations

Acting as active observers with rotating seats.

Start Network


3 Representatives from Global Shield Financing Vehicles

Acting as observers.

Global Shield Solutions Platform

Global Shield Financing Facility

CVF & V20 Joint Multi-Donor Fund

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