WHO CAN BE A MEMBER ? Membership is open to representatives from non-profit,
non-partisan NGOs, civil society organizations,INGOs,
networks and Technical Resource Persons.

steering committee

11 Members  

The Steering Committee currently comprises eleven Members from the following member categories to ensure an even spread of expertise and Member representation:

  1. NGO/CSOs: up to 5 members
  2.  INGOs: up to 3 members
  3. Technical Resource Persons: up to 3 members The term of selected


Steering Committee Members is two year and they can be re-elected to serve up to two consecutive terms. From these Steering Committee members, two Co-Chairs from different member groups are elected by the members for a two-year term irrespective of the previous tenure. The Steering Committee Members meet at least once a month which is generally the same day as Member Monthly Meetings.

  • Lead the GEN in determining strategies, priorities and initiatives
  • Oversee the implementation of activities of GEN in line with the objectives and strategic direction of the GEN, ensuring transparency and accountability to both members and donors
  •  Guide and support fundraising
  •  Oversee and ensure proper management of finances, and approve the plans and budgets for all GEN initiatives
  • Play a role in selecting and appointing the senior staff of the Coordination Unit
  •  Represent GEN on committees, at relevant forums and events, and maintain external relationships and communication with relevant stakeholders as required
  • Only members from “Active” Category will be invited for nomination and voting process to be GEN’s Steering Committee Members
  •  Requests for nominations are invited during Member Monthly Meetings or by email * Members can self-nominate or be nominated by others
  • The GEN-CU then contacts each nominee, who receives more than two nominations, to see if they are willing to stand for election or not
  • If the nominees agree to stand for election, their profiles will be provided and shared to members, prior to voting process, through e-mail and during Monthly Meetings
  •  Every member is entitled to one vote to elect Steering Committee Members