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:

The membership of these Committees are not yet confirmed and should only be considered indicative.

 

Audit Committee 

Members: 

Chair of the CommitteeTBC
Countries constituencyImplementing countries: Agnès Solange Ondigui Owona
Companies/Investors constituencyAlan McLean
Civil society constituencyCielo Magno

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: 

Chair of the CommitteeTBC
Countries constituencyImplementing countries: Prof. Ismail Fall and Enkhbayar Nemekhbayar
Supporting countries: Marine de Carne de Trecesson and Mary Warlick
Companies/Investors constituencyCarlos Aranda and Dominic Emery
Civil society constituency Moses Kulaba and Oleksiy Orlovsky
Observers Jonathan Atkinson (DFID, UK), Ekaterina Mikhaylova (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 and Oversight Committee

Members: 

Chair of the Committee Mary Warlick (supporting countries) 
Countries constituencyImplemeting countries: Victor Hart, Prof. Mack Dumba Jérémy and Montty Giriana
Supporting countries: Nico Van Dijck and Marine de Carne de Trecesson
Companies/Investors constituency Carine Smith Ihenacho and Ian Wood
Civil society constituency Cielo Magno, Oleksiy Orlovsky and Wendz Tyrrell
Observers: Paulo De Sa (World Bank) and Andrew Schloeffel (World Bank)

From the International Secretariat: Jonas Moberg, Eddie Rich and Pablo Valverde

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 CommitteeTBC
Countries constituencyAgnès Solange Ondigui Owona, Zainab Ahmed, Olga Bielkova and Maria Isabel Ulloa 
Supporting countries: Kerstin Faehrmann
Companies/Investors constituencyStuart Brooks
Civil society constituencyAna Carolina González Espinosa, Daniel Kaufmann and Faith Nwadishi
ObserverDidier Kokou Agbemadon (Board member), Paulo De Sa and Andrew Schloeffel (both World Bank Group)

From the International Secretariat: Dyveke Rogan and Ines Schjolberg Marques

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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Outreach and Candidature Committee

Members:

Chair of the CommitteeTBC
Countries constituencyImplementing countries: José Fernandes Rosa Cardoso, Prof. Ismaila Fall, Victor Hart
Supporting countries: Mary Warlick
Companies/Investors constituencyJohn Harrington 
Civil society constituency Cesar Gamboa and Moses Kulaba 
ObserverDidier Kokou Agbemadon (Board member), Diana Corbin (World Bank)

From the International Secretariat: Sam Bartlett and Shemshat Kasimova

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: 

Chair of the Committeead-hoc
Countries constituencyImplementing countries: José Fernandes Rosa Cardoso 
Companies/Investors constituencyJean-François Lassalle and Ian Wood
Civil society constituencyBrice Mackosso 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: 

Chair of the CommitteeMark Pearson (Supporting countries)
Countries constituencyImplementing countries:Didier Kokou Agbemadon, Prof. Mack Dumba Jérémy and Bazarbay Nurabaev
Companies/Investors constituencyAlan McLean and Jim Miller
Civil society constituency Cesar Gamboa, Gubad Ibadoglu and Brice Mackosso 
ObserverMia Kjems-Drægert (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark), Diana Corbin (World Bank)

From the International Secretariat: Sam Bartlett and Gisela Granado

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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