Institutional arrangements

National Institutions

The national collaborating institutions in the participating project countries will be equivalent of National Forest Departments or Ministry of Forests. Each project country will nominate an officer as national focal point, who will be the National Project Coordinator (NPC) for the project and will be responsible for implementation of the project activities within the country.

Steering Committees

The Project proposes to set up steering committees both at FAO Headquarters and at national level to provide necessary oversight, to monitor the project and to suggest mid-course corrections whenever deemed necessary.

The Project Steering Committee (PSC) at FAO headquarters will be chaired by of Chief, (FORM) FORM and the CTA will be its member and secretary. The other members of PSC will include Regional Technical Adviser, a representative of Japanese Forestry Agency and two national managers on an annual rotational basis. The PSC will meet once a year. It will have the task of reviewing work done during the last 12 months and approval of the work plan 14(42) for next 12 months. The meetings will be organized by the CTA and who will develop and maintain the proceeding of the meetings for records.

The National Steering Committee (NSC) in each project country will chaired by Head of the collaborating national institution and will comprise of four members (two nominated by the country, the CTA or Regional Technical Adviser (RTA) or his nominee, and the NPC. The NPC will be its member secretary. The NSC will meet twice in a year. It will have the task of reviewing work undertaken to date and planning work for the following six months within the objectives and work plan of the original proposal. The meetings will be organized by the National Project Coordinators and he will develop and maintain the proceeding of the meetings. The RTA will also maintain a copy of the proceedings of the NSCs.

last updated:  Thursday, August 6, 2009