Board Decisions - Ninth Board Meeting

GF/B09/DP14

Approved by the Board on: 19 November 2004


Report of the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Technical Support

Decision Point 1

The Board mandates the Secretariat to develop an early warning system to identify technical support needs and engage, in a timely and coordinated manner, partners in technical collaboration.

Decision Point 2

The Board requests the Secretariat to work closely with partners (multi- and bilateral partners, international and national NGOs, horizontal collaboration initiatives, private sector, academia) to facilitate the provision of technical support throughout the life cycle of the grant (proposal development, grant negotiation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).

Decision Point 3

The Board mandates the appropriate committee(s) to provide guidance on the allocation of a specified proportion of grant money to be used for technical support to CCMs.

Decision Point 4

The Board recognizes the increased need for funding to respond to the rising demand placed on partners for technical support. The Board further mandates the appropriate committee(s) to provide guidance on the development of:

a. specific funding mechanisms for technical partners to effectively respond to the growing technical support needs.

b. appropriate funding strategies to facilitate the meaningful participation of affected communities and civil society organizations in CCMs and all phases of grant implementation.