For once, Africa is well represented in Global Fund committees. Indeed, seven Africans have been appointed by the Global Fund Board of Directors o to sit on the three Global Fund committees: the Audit and Finance Committee, the Ethics and Governance Committee and the Strategy Committee. They were selected to serve in their personal capacity. The Committees provide decision-making, advisory and oversight support to the Board. Each constituency should at any one time be represented in all the committees. Committee members bring a range of appropriate skills and experiences from different backgrounds to provide technical expertise and insight.
They have been nominated for two years and their term began after the May 2020 Board meeting.
Each committee has delegated authority from the Board to perform decision-making, advisory and oversight functions in their specific areas. Coordination of the work of the committees and the Board is managed by the Coordinating Group.
AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Its role is to ensure optimal performance of the corporate and financial operations of the Global Fund. It provides oversight of:
the financial management of the Global Fund’s resources
the internal and external audit functions
the investigation functions of the Global Fund
Mr. Eduard Ouko (Kenya), Vice Chair
Malefia Dereje (ESA)
ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
This committee ensures that the Global Fund and its stakeholders adhere to appropriate standards of ethical behavior. It:
Oversees implementation of the procedures and operations related to the Global Fund’s governance structure and its core governance functions
Dr Magda Robalo Silva (Guinea Bissau), Chair
Rudolph Maziya (ESA)
Pr. Pascal Niamba (WCA)
Its purpose is to:
Provide oversight of the strategic direction of the Global Fund
Ensure the optimal impact and performance of its investments in health
Nduku Kilonzo (ESA)
Dr. Mele Djalo (WCA)
This cohort should definitely contribute to the development of the Global Fund’s new strategy as they are actively involved in the current consultations and in the life of their respective committee.