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.
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.
|Chair of the Committee||tbc|
|Countries constituency||Implementing countries: Agnès Solange Ondigui Owona|
|Companies/Investors constituency||Alan McLean|
|Civil society constituency||Cielo Magno|
The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Eddie Rich, Brynjar Wiersholm and Leah Krogsund.
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.
|Chair of the Committee||Moses Kulaba (Civil society constituency)|
Implementing countries: Ismail Fall and Enkhbayar Nemekhbayar.
Supporting countries: Dirk-Jan Koch and Mary Warlick
|Companies / Investors constituency||Carlos Aranda and Dominic Emery|
|Civil society constituency||Moses Kulaba and Oleksiy Orlovsky|
The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Eddie Rich, Brynjar Wiersholm and Leah Krogsund
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.
|Chair of the Committee||Mary Warlick (Supporting countries)|
Implementing countries: Victor Hart, Mack Dumba Jérémy and Didier Vincent Kokou Agbemadon
Supporting countries: Dirk-Jan Koch and Catarina Hedlund
|Companies / Investors constituency||Carine Smith Ihenacho and Ian Wood|
|Civil society constituency||Cielo 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
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.
|Chair of the Committee||Dani Kaufmann (Civil society constituency) and Maria Isabel Ulloa (Implementing countries)|
Implementing countries: Agnès Solange Ondigui Owona, Zainab Ahmed and Olga Bielkova
Supporting countries: Sören Dengg
|Companies / Investors constituency||Laurel Green|
|Civil society constituency||Ana 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
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.
|Chair of the Committee||tbc|
Implementing countries: José Fernandes Rosa Cardoso, Ismaila Fall, Victor Hart
Supporting countries: Mary Warlick
|Companies / Investors constituency||John Harrington|
|Civil society constituency||Cesar Gamboa and Moses Kulaba|
The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Sam Bartlett and Shemshat Kasimova
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.
|Chair of the Committee||Ad-hoc|
|Countries constituency||Implementing countries: José Fernandes Rosa Cardoso|
|Companies / Investors constituency||Jean-François Lassalle and Ian Wood|
|Civil society constituency||Brice Mackosso and Dani Kaufmann|
The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Jonas Moberg
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:
- Reviews draft validation reports
- Reviews final validation reports and makes recommendations to the EITI Board
- Reviews and makes recommendations on validation procedures
|Chair of the Committee||Mark Pearson (supporting countries)|
|Countries constituency||Implementing countries: Didier Kokou Agbemadon, Mack Dumba Jérémy and Bazarbay Nurabaev|
|Companies / Investors constituency||Alan McLean and Jim Miller|
|Civil society constituency||Cesar Gamboa, Gubad Ibadoglu and Brice Mackosso|
The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Sam Bartlett and Gisela Granado