The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) functions as a permanent committee. Its specific role is related to programme conceptualization, strategy development and scientific advisory research regarding MOST projects. Members of SAC are appointed in their personal capacity, for a three-year term, renewable once. The SAC takes into consideration the need for equitable geographical distribution, gender equality and the principle of non-payment of honoraria.
The SAC is composed of 9 internationally recognized experts representing various disciplines in the social sciences, and the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Council (IGC) who attends in an ex-officio capacity.
- Dr Lazslo Andor, Hungary
Senior Fellow at Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and Visiting Professor at ULB (Brussels). Served as EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion from 2010 to 2014.
- Dr Rossarin Gray, Thailand
Director and Associate Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University, Thailand. Executive Secretary of Asian Population Association (APA)
- Dr Brian Head, Australia Professor of Public Policy, University of Queensland, Australia
- Dr Tyrus Miller, United States of America
Dean, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine
- Dr Michelle Mycoo, Trinidad and Tobago
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. IPCC AR6 Coordinating Lead Author Chapter 15, Small Islands, Working Group II Scientific Steering Committee Member, Future Earth Coasts Steering Committee Member, UN-Habitat University Partnership Initiative
- Dr Mpilenhle Pearl Sithole, South Africa
Vice-Principal, Academic and Research and Associate Professor – University of the Free State. South Africa.
- Dr Ebrima Sall, Senegal
Executive Director of TrustAfrica, Dakar, Senegal. Former Executive Secretary of CODESRIA
- Dr Hania Sholkamy, Egypt
Professor at the Social Research Center of the American University of Cairo (AUC)
- Dr Rodrigo Liendo Stuardo, Mexico
Researcher at Institute of Anthropologic Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
- Joint Session of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council (IGC) and the SAC, Online from Paris, 22-23 September 2021