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Accountable governance


Accountable governance

Faith to Action Network is governed by an international, multifaith Steering Council. The Steering Council is a policy-making organ which lends strategic direction to the Network. The Council is comprised of representatives of its founding members and others nominated to ensure diversity in representation as per the criteria of membership. The Council members serve a three-year renewable term. Each Council term elects its Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, often from different religions. The head of the Secretariat serves as the secretary to the Council

The Steering Council has various working groups and committees that support and guide the Secretariat in its operations. These include Research; Advocacy; Communication; Training; Membership; Resource mobilization; Finance, governance, human resources; and Audit.

The day-to-day running of the Network is Charged to the Secretariat. The Secretariat headquarters is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Secretariat is headed by a Chief Executive Officer supported by a management and administrative team, located in Nairobi and other countries where staff can achieve the best results. The Network Secretariat operates a European liaison office which is supervised by the CEO and assisted by a European Board.

The Steering Council and Secretariat are supported by an international Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is made up of a team of experts, personalities, networks, donors, and representatives of Faith to Action associates and supporters. The Advisory Council provides expertise and guidance on interfaith relations, approaches to contemporary issues by different religions, and resource mobilization.

The work of Faith to Action Networks is managed to standards of international accountability, as assessed by various donors including the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; European Union; Brot für die Welt / Bread for the World; UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; ACT Church of Sweden; among others.

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