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The mission of the Global Water Partnership is to "support countries in the sustainable management of their water resources"
GWP objectives are to:
GWP is an international network of organisations and institutions. GWP members are equal partners, interested in water resources development and management, and are committed to the Dublin-Rio principles. As a reinforced network, GWP fosters interaction among its members by promoting "cross-sectorial and multi-stakeholder" dialogues at global, regional or national levels. Yet, the role of GWP goes beyond this primary task of improving communications within the water community. It also aims at promoting high quality services, delivered through Associated Programmes.
The Partners of GWP are the organisations, institutions and agencies interested in sustainable management of water resources who are in a position to contribute to, or use, the services of GWP´s field programmes.
Should your organisation be interested in becoming a partner/member, please contact the GWP Secretariat on e-mail email@example.com and we will send you a membership declaration form. Remember to give us the postal address you want us to send the form to.
GWP Consultative Group
The highest decision-making body of GWP is the Consultative Group (CG). It consists of the representatives of all the members of the Partnership. The CG meets annually and the GWP Chair, currently Dr Ismail Serageldin, Vice President at the World Bank, presides over the meetings. Decisions in the CG are taken by consensus and guide the overall development of GWP.
All GWP core and programme costs are financed through the Partnership´s Financial Support Group (FSG). The FSG consists of all those institutions that finance the Partnership, including not only donor agencies from industrialised countries, but also contributing agencies from developing countries as well as the private sector.
GWP Donors are:
GWP Associated Programmes
Associated Programmes (APs) are operational, autonomous programmes providing services on the ground. The objective shared by all APs is to assist in solving problems encountered by stakeholders in water resources management.
The GWP portfolio of APs constitutes the "business units" of the Partnership. The APs may have different organisational structures as well as different lifetimes. This depends on the type of services provided and the geographical coverage. However, the common mode of operation is to pool the best knowledge available within the Partnership and to package it into services that meet demand of the regions.
For detailed information about APs, please access the AP Book document (RTF-file).
The Steering Committee (SC) is composed of representatives of donors and the various constituencies of the organisations interested in the Partnership. The SC considers issues before they are submitted to the Consultative Group (CG) for debate and approval. It functions as a de facto board of trustees, advising the CG on key policy matters while making decisions on operational issues and supporting the GWP Executive Secretary as needed.
The CG 1999 decided that one third of the twelve members at large should step down every year and consequently, election of four new SC members should take place every year. In view of the above, four new Steering Committee members need to be elected during the CG meeting in August 2000. For more information on the nominees, click here.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides professional and scientific advice to the CG and safeguards the technical quality of GWP. In particular, TAC advises on the priority setting as well as identification and performance evaluation of the Associated Programmes. All the members of TAC serve in their personal capacity and devote around 30 working days per year to the task. The TAC chairman works almost full time. TAC members are appointed by the Consultative Group on the recommendation of the Steering Committee.
The Regional TACs (RTACs) are the centerpieces and start engines of the future regional water partnerships. The membership assemblies of these partnerships advice the RTACs on regional priorities for water resources development and concomitant action programmes. The RTACs operate according to the same principles as the central TAC, drawing on eminent expertise within each region on water resources management. One of their main functions is to assist the regional partnerships in referring clints in need of assistance to service providers within the regions. As programmes materialise for implementation in the region, the RTACs shall facilitate and monitor the implementation of the respective projects.
The GWP Secretariat, hosted by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Stockholm, is headed by the Executive Secretary of GWP.