Committees

Ethics and Audit Committee

The Ethics and Audit Committee is to be established in accordance with Decision 24-III-19R regarding the Policy on Ethics and Conflicts of Interest for the Executive Director of the AFoCO Secretariat.

The Ethics and Audit Committee considers and provides guidance on issues of interest, confidentiality, ethics, financial management, procurement and other audit functions as they relate to the Assembly, particularly pursuant to the relevant policies on Information Disclosure; Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism; and Ethics and Conflicts of Interest for the Assembly of AFoCO and the Executive Director of the Secretariat. The Ethics and Audit Committee will comprise of three Representatives of the Parties, assigned by the President of the Assembly.

Technical Committee for Environmental and Social Safeguards

The Technical Committee for Environmental and Social Safeguards is a committee to be established in accordance with Decision 28-III-19R regarding the Environmental and Social Safeguard Policy.

The Technical Committee for Environmental and Social Safeguards is the entity responsible for assessing environmental and social aspects of AFoCO-funding projects. The Technical Committee is consisting of a President; Gender Policy Officer; Environmental and Social Officer; and, one or two external experts in the country where the project is implemented.

Executive Director Selection Committee

The Executive Director Selection Committee is in place in accordance with Decision 4-I-18R and Decision 31-III-19R. The task the Committee is to identify and undertake the process needed for (i) the extension of the term of the incumbent Executive Director, and/or (ii) selection of the Executive Director. The Committee reports its recommendation to the Assembly for consideration and decision. The Committee is comprised of Parties and Signatory Countries to the AFoCO Agreement.

Project Appraisal Committee

The Project Appraisal Committee is established in accordance with Decision 30-III-19R. The Project Appraisal Committee is organized to deliver a final decision on the project appraisal and proceed fund mobilization based on the appraisal of the Project Appraisal Panel.