Board Committees

Role

The Board committees prepare the working documents for the Board and provide recommendations on upcoming decisions. The Board seeks to ensure that committees reflect the multi-stakeholder nature of the EITI Association.

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: 

Observer policy for committees

The EITI Board has agreed a policy for stakeholders to observe EITI committee meetings:

Board members and alternates are welcome to observe committee meetings or teleconferences and should preferably notify the Chair of the committee and the secretariat of their intention to do so before a meeting takes place.

Committees may decide that non-EITI Board members may observe committee meetings and teleconferences, provided that an observer is accepted by all members of the concerned committee and that the committee finds the numbers of observers reasonable. Non-Board members who wish to observe a committee meeting or teleconference should notify the Chair of the committee and the secretariat well in advance of the Committee meeting [three days before the meeting], so as to enable obtaining the Committee’s consent ahead of the meeting.

All observers taking part in a committee meeting or teleconference should refrain from actively participating in the discussions, but may intervene when requested by committee members. When a committee makes recommendations to the EITI Board, it may decide to only take into account the views of members of the committee.

Colleagues of committee members who are assisting committee members with their committee work are welcome to attend committee meetings without actively contributing to the discussions. Again, provided the numbers are reasonable. In the absence of the committee member, a colleague may intervene to convey a committee member’s position on an item for decision, although it is preferable if such positions are conveyed to the Chair in advance of Committee meetings.

Draft agendas for upcoming committee meetings will be posted on this page. Stakeholders who wish to observe a committee meeting should inform the committee contact person at the secretariat who will convey their request to the Committee chair. You will find the committee contact person under each committee entry below. 

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.

 

Next meeting and how to observe

The date of the next meeting of the EITI Audit Committee is yet to be agreed. The EITI Audit Committee meets at least two times every year.

Stakeholders wishing to observe this committe meeting should contact Brynjar Wiersholm (bwiersholm@eiti.org) no later than three working days in advance of the meeting.

 

Members

Chair of the CommitteeAlan McLean (Companies / Investors)
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). These include 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.

 

Next meeting and how to observe

The next meeting of the EITI Finance Committee will take place in person on Wednesday 31 October at 07:45-08:15 (local time) in connection with the EITI Board meeting in Dakar, Senegal. The following draft agenda has been proposed for discussion:

  • Meeting minutes from FC #27
  • Q3 2018 Accounts and full year forecast
  • Draft Chair speaking notes
  • Date of next meeting
  • Any other business

Stakeholders wishing to observe the next committe meeting should contact Brynjar Wiersholm (bwiersholm@eiti.org) no later than three working days in advance of the meeting. The next committee meeting is suggested to be on 28 November.

Members

Chair of the CommitteeMoses Kulaba (Civil society )
Countries constituency

Implementing countries: José Cardoso

Supporting countries: Chris Davy

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, the committee addresses 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, constituency guidelines, among others. As a rule the committee does not deal with implementation aspects of EITI rules. The committee was initially set up at the 1st EITI Board meeting in New York 7 december 2006. 

The Terms of Reference of this committee are available here

 

Next committee meeting and how to observe

The next call of the EITI Governance and Oversight Committee will take place on Wednesday 26 September at 16:00-17:00 CEST. This is a joint call with the Finance Committee to discuss the draft workplan for 2019.

Contact the Committee secretary for call-in information. 

Stakeholders wishing to observe this committee meeting should contact Pablo Valverde (pvalverde[a]eiti.org) no later than three working days in advance of the meeting. The next committee meeting is on Wednesday 3 October via teleconference.

Members

Chair of the Committee Dirk-Jan Koch (Supporting countries)
Countries constituency

Implementing countries: Victor Hart and Didier Kokou Agbemadon

Supporting countries: Marte Briseid, Chris Davy and Dirk-Jan Koch

Companies / Investors constituencyJames Ensor, Erik Nürnberg
Civil society constituencyCielo Magno and Jana Morgan

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Eddie Rich, Pablo Valverde and Oliana Valigura.

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.

Next meetings and how to observe

The Implementation Committee has agreed to meet on the following dates:

  • Thursday 9 August
  • Monday 10 September
  • Thursday 4 October
  • Tuesday 30 October, in-person meeting

Stakeholders wishing to observe a committee meeting should contact Ines Marques (imarques@eiti.org) no later than three working days in advance of the meeting. The next committee meeting is scheduled for 4 October.

Draft agenda for implementation committee meeting, Thursday 4 October:

  1. Commodity trading disclosures and clarifications to Requirement 4.2 (for decision)
  2. Proposed recommendation to the Board on how to improve SOE engagement (for decision)
  3. Options for clarifying the EITI Requirements (for decision)
  4. Challenges related to engaging Independent Administrators (for discussion)
  5. Draft Implementation Progress Report 2018 (for information)
  6. Brief on how gender equality relates to the EITI mission (for information)

 

Members

Chair of the CommitteeAna Carolina González Espinosa (Civil society constituency) and Maria Teresa Habitan (Countries constituency)
Countries constituency

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

Supporting countries: Judith Herbertson and Rosmarie Schlup

Companies / Investors constituency

Simone Niven and Stuart Brooks

Civil society constituency

Ana Carolina González Espinosa and Faith Nwadishi

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Secretariat: Ines Schjolberg Marques and Synøve Almås.

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, Victor Hart

Supporting countries: Chris Davy

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 James Ensor
Civil society constituencyBrice Mackosso and Daniel Kaufmann

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Eddie Rich

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

Next meeting and how to observe

The next meeting of the EITI Validation Committee will take place on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 07:30-09:00 GMT in Dakar in conjuction with the 41st EITI Board meeting.

Stakeholders wishing to observe this committee meeting should contact Alex Gordy (agordy@eiti.org) no later than three working days in advance of the meeting. 

Members

Chair of the CommitteeMark Pearson (supporting countries)
Countries constituencyImplementing countries: Judith Herbertson, Didier Kokou Agbemadon and Ruslan Baimishev
Companies / Investors constituencyAlan McLean, Jim Miller and Laura Logan
Civil society constituencyCesar Gamboa, Gubad Ibadoghlu, Cielo Magno and Brice Mackosso

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Sectretariat: Sam Bartlett, Alex Gordy and Lyydia Kilpi.

Nominations Committee

The task of the Committee is to oversee the development of a proposal to the Board for an EITI Chair nomination to the 2019 EITI Members’ Meeting and to oversee the recruitment of the Executive Director.

Members

Chair of the Committee

Alan McLean
Countries constituencyOlga Bielkova, Judith Herbertson, Mankeur Ndiaye, Rosmarie Schlup
Companies / Investors constituencyCarlos Aranda, Alan McLean
Civil society constituencyOleksiy Orlosky (Committee vice-chair), Moses Kulaba
 

The committee work is supported by the following members of the International Secretariat: Dylan Gélard, Josefina Hererra and Eddie Rich.