Board Committees

Article 14, EITI Articles of Association, makes a general statement on the purpose and composition of EITI Board Commitees: “The EITI Board may create committees to further specific issues. Any such committee should include two or more Board Members or their Alternates, and its composition should, as far as is reasonable, reflect the multi-stakeholder nature of the EITI Association.” EITI Board Committees should facilitate the working of the EITI Board. This is mainly done by making recommendations to the Board. Board Committees do not take decisions on behalf of the EITI Board. Committees advise the Board on specific issues related to EITI implementation, validation, policy and management. Committees hold telephone conferences or get together in person around Board meetings. Committees are reestablished every two years, after the election of a new Board.

The current key Board committees are:

Audit Committee 

Members: 

Countries constituencyDidier Vincent Kokou Agbemadon
Companies/Investors constituency Dominic Emery (Chair of the Committee)
Civil society constituency Gubad Ibadoglu

From the International Secretariat: Eddie Rich, Brynjar Wiersholm and Leah Krogsund

Role:

The Audit Committee is required to discharge the audit function of the international management of the EITI. The Committee reviews the audited accounts with the EITI’s auditor, and presents the audited accounts to the Board.

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Finance Committee

Members: 

Countries constituencyMarine de Carne de Trécesson
Companies/Investors constituencyDavid Diamond (Chair of the Committee)
Civil society constituencyAli Idrissa and Natalya Yantsen
Permanent observersAlan McLean (company constituency) and Anwar Ravat (World Bank) 

From the International Secretariat: Eddie Rich, Brynjar Wiersholm and Leah Krogsund

Role: 

The Finance Committee shall advise the EITI Board on strategic issues relating to the financing of the EITI International Management (Board and Secretariat). This includes advising on the securing of funding to the levels agreed by the EITI Board when approving EITI Secretariat workplans and budgets, financial reporting, investment of liquidity and accepting of financial operations. It should from time to time review the funding principles adopted by the Board.

The Committee is also tasked with reviewing the EITI's expenditure, including ensuring that it understands what the Secretariat uses its funds for, whether the Secretariat have appropriate decision-making processes for taking decisions with financial implications and whether it considers that the Secretariat makes effective and appropriate use of its funding.

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Governance Committee

Members: 

Countries constituency Michel Okoko and Maria Inmaculada Montero-Luque, Nico Van Dijck
Companies/Investors constituencyAlan McLean (Chair of the Committee), Carine Smith Ihenacho and Ian Wood
Civil society constituencyNatalya Yantsen and Marinke van Riet
Permanent ObserversDavid Diamond and Manuel Adamini (both companies/investors constituency) 

From the International Secretariat: Jonas Moberg and Shemshat Kasimova

Role: 

On behalf of the EITI board, address issues relating to the governance of the initiative, including voting procedures. The committee has been inclined not to deal with implementation aspects of EITI rules. The committee was initially set up at the decision-making committee at the 1st EITI board meeting in New York 7 december 2006. The mandate of this sub-group was to do further work on voting procedures. Back to top

Implementation Committee

Members: 

Chair of the CommitteeClare Short, Chair of the Board
Countries constituencyGbehzohngar M. Findley, Shahmar Movsumov and Mary Warlick 
Companies/Investors constituencyManuel Adamini, Stuart Brooks 
Civil society constituencyJean Claude Katende, Daniel Kaufmann and Faith Nwadishi 

From the International Secretariat: Sam Bartlett and Dyveke Rogan

Role:

The EITI Board agreed to establish an Implementation Committee at the 24th Board meeting in Sydney. On behalf of the EITI Board, Implementation Committee oversees progress with implementation of the EITI Standard, including reviewing Implementation Progress Reports, EITI Reports, and the impact of the EITI.

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Nominations Committee

Members

Countries constituencyMarine de Carne, Gbehzohngar M. Findley, Alfredo Pires and Mary Warlick
Companies/Investors constituencyStuart Brooks (Chair of the Committee), Laurel Green
Civil society constituencyFaith Nwadishi and Marinke van Riet

From the International Secretariat: Eddie Rich, Kjerstin Andreasen

Role

The task of the Committee is to oversee the development of a proposal to the Board for an EITI Chair nomination to the EITI Members’ Meeting 2016.

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Outreach and Candidature Committee

Members:

Countries constituencyDidier Vincent Kokou Agbemadon, Michel Okoko and Mary Warlick
Companies/Investors constituencyGuillermo Garcia and Manuel Adamini
Civil society constituencyMarinke van Riet and Fabby Tumiwa

From the International Secretariat: Sam Bartlett and Lyydia Kilpi

Role:

On behalf of the EITI Board, the Outreach and Candidature Committee oversees the EITI Candidature application process.The Committee also serves as a focal point for the outreach of EITI stakeholders to new countries and companies, ensuring that the Board is fully informed on outreach activities and providing direction or support to these activities where necessary.

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Rapid Response Committee

Members: 

Countries constituencyMichel Okoko
Companies/Investors constituencyJean-François Lassalle and Ian Wood
Civil society constituencyAli Idrissa and Daniel Kaufmann

From the International Secretariat: Jonas Moberg 

Role:

The Rapid Response Committee was set up at the 4th EITI Board Meeting in Accra on 22 February 2008, to “develop a proposed framework for EITI rapid responses to political developments".

This Committee has proven to fulfill an important function in monitoring events that could put EITI stakeholders or process in EITI implementing countries at risk, and to make recommendations to the Board for possible responses.

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Validation Committee

Members: 

Countries constituencyAbdoul Aziz Askia, Bazarbai Nurabaev and Mark Pearson (Chair of the Committee)
Companies/Investors constituencyDavid Diamond and Jim Miller
Civil society constituencyGubad Bayramov, Matthew Bliss and Brendan O’Donnell

From the International Secretariat: Sam Bartlett

Role: 

Validation is an essential feature of the EITI process. It provides an independent assessment of whether EITI implementation in a country is consistent with the EITI Standard.  In all decisions on validation, the Board places a priority on the need for comparable treatment between countries and the need to protect the integrity of the EITI brand. The Validation Committee plays a key role in safeguarding the quality and consistency of EITI validation. 

On behalf of the EITI Board, and in accordance with the EITI Standard, the Validation Committee:

  1. Reviews draft validation reports
  2. Reviews final validation reports and makes recommendations to the EITI Board
  3. Reviews and makes recommendations on validation procedures.

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