Board Committees

Role

The Board committees prepare the working documents for the Board and provide a non-binding recommendation on upcoming decisions. Every constituency is represented in every committee.

Specifically, committees advise the Board on specific issues related to implementation, Validation, policy and management. Committees hold telephone conferences or get together in person around Board meetings. Committees are reestablished every two to three years, after the election of a new Board.

The current Board committees are: 

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

Audit Committee

Role

The Audit Committee's mandate is to present the audited accounts of the EITI International Management to the Board with a recommendation for approval. Find the Terms of Reference of this Committee here.

Members

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

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Eddie Rich, Brynjar Wiersholm and Leah Krogsund.

Finance Committee

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.

The Terms of Reference of this committee are available here.

Members

Chair of the CommitteeMoses Kulaba (Civil society constituency)
Countries constituency

Implementing countries: Ismail Fall and Enkhbayar Nemekhbayar.

Supporting countries: Dirk-Jan Koch and Mary Warlick

Companies / Investors constituencyCarlos Aranda and Dominic Emery
Civil society constituencyMoses Kulaba and Oleksiy Orlovsky

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Eddie Rich, Brynjar Wiersholm and Leah Krogsund

Governance and Oversight Committee

Role

On behalf of the EITI Board, address issues relating to the governance of the EITI, including decision-making procedures, accountability lines, governance of the International Secretariat, the Chair nomination process, risk management, constituence guidelines, among others. 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 Terms of Reference of this committee are available here

Members

Chair of the CommitteeMary Warlick (Supporting countries)
Countries constituency

Implementing countries: Victor Hart, Mack Dumba Jérémy and Didier Vincent Kokou Agbemadon

Supporting countries: Dirk-Jan Koch and Catarina Hedlund

Companies / Investors constituencyCarine Smith Ihenacho and Ian Wood
Civil society constituencyCielo Magno, Oleksiy Orlovsky and Wendy Tyrrell

 

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Jonas Moberg, Eddie Rich and Pablo Valverde

Implementation Committee

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.

The Terms of Reference of this committee are available here.

Members

Chair of the CommitteeDani Kaufmann (Civil society constituency) and Maria Isabel Ulloa (Implementing countries)
Countries constituency

Implementing countries: Agnès Solange Ondigui Owona, Zainab Ahmed and Olga Bielkova

Supporting countries: Sören Dengg

Companies / Investors constituencyLaurel Green
Civil society constituencyAna Carolina González Espinosa and Faith Nwadishi

 

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Dyveke Rogan and Ines Schjolberg Marques

Outreach and Candidature Committee

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.

The Terms of Reference of this committee are available here

Members

Chair of the Committeetbc
Countries constituency

Implementing countries: José Fernandes Rosa Cardoso, Ismaila Fall, Victor Hart

Supporting countries: Mary Warlick

Companies / Investors constituencyJohn Harrington
Civil society constituencyCesar Gamboa and Moses Kulaba

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Sam Bartlett and Shemshat Kasimova

Rapid Response Committee

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.

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 Dani Kaufmann

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Jonas Moberg 

Validation Committee

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

The Terms of Reference of this committee are available here

Members

Chair of the CommitteeMark Pearson (supporting countries)
Countries constituencyImplementing countries: Didier Kokou Agbemadon, Mack Dumba Jérémy and Bazarbay Nurabaev
Companies / Investors constituencyAlan McLean and Jim Miller
Civil society constituencyCesar Gamboa, Gubad Ibadoglu and Brice Mackosso

 

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Sam Bartlett and Gisela Granado

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is established to make recommendations to the Board and the Members Meeting on the selection of the EITI Chair (2016-2019). The Committee disbanded in February 2016.