The Eco Relief Board consists of the following:
Chairperson; Vice Chairperson, Secretary General; Vice Secretary General, Treasurer; Vice Treasurer, Executive Director; 2 Representatives from NGOs; 1 Representative of a Farmers’ organisation; 1 Representative of a Women association; 1 Representative of Indigenous Peoples; 1 Representative of a Youth organisation; 2 Honorary Members: who shall be Development Experts regularly invited by the Board to provide specialist advice.
Board Member List
|Serina Massa||Social Development Expert||Chairperson||Sweden|
|Robert Wabalayi||Environmental Engineer||Vice-chairperson||Uganda|
|Cedrique Eteti||Microbiologist||Secretary General||Cameroon|
|Suzana Brandsen||Nurse||Deputy Secretary General||Sweden|
|Marie-Louise Engström||Civil & Environmental Engineer||Treasurer||Sweden|
|Noumbissi Tenku||Social Entrepreneur||Executive Director||Cameroon|
|Dina Bengui||Livestock Specialist||Women Organisations||Angola|
|Alain Mayabi||Youth Entrepreneur||Youth Organisations||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Ola Nordlund||International Development Expert||Honorary Member||Sweden|
|Rick Gisslen||Development Consultant||Honorary Member||Sweden|
Mandate of the Board
The following are the functions of the Eco Relief Board: a. Acts on behalf of the General Assembly on all matters requiring immediate attention, b. Approves policy directives, programmes, budgets, financial statement, audit report, agreements, contracts, protocols and bye-laws. c. Establishes the procedures for the appointment of the Executive Director and the recruitment of staff. d. Appoints auditors and independent review committees, as well as ratify annual reports on Eco Relief’s achievements and ongoing engagements. e. Reviews and approves annual work plan as well as all other remit desirable to support Eco relief on its mission. The Board meets at least twice per year and such meetings are convened by the Chair and the Executive Director.
Mandate of the Secretariat
Eco Relief’s Secretariat in Sweden is responsible for daily operations and guides the organisation in its strategic direction with key functions in programme design, leadership, planning, coordination, external relations and resource mobilisation. It is headed by an Executive Director.