Terms of Reference - CARWG Chair
The Chair should be someone of sufficient stature to advocate effectively for CA at a high level internationally. This person will lead the group and carry out specific activities as follows;
Terms of Reference - CARWG Secretariat
The Secretariat role should be performed by an organization that has the administrative capacity to organize meetings and drive progress on activities identified by the CARWG.
Funds both for the organization of the CARWG itself and for distribution to NCATFs and other organizations to carry out activities may be passed through the Secretariat. The organisation holding this role should therefore have the systems in place to receive and distribute money in a transparent and accountable manner.
Some specific activities to be carried out by the Secretariat are as follows;
Terms of Reference - CARWG Executive Committee
The role of the Executive Committee is to deal with matters relating to the overall management of the CARWG. This is needed as due to logistical constraints the full meetings are only held once a year and some activities require more frequent attention. The Membership of the Executive Committee includes the following people;
Chair of CARWG (who also chairs this group)
Secretariat of CARWG
Theme Leaders from each of the Thematic Groups
3 Other Members which should include a NCATF Chair and a representative of any of the major groups (International and Regional Organizations, Research Centres, NGOs) if they are not already represented as Chair, Secretariat or Theme Leaders.
Membership is open to all CARWG members and will be reviewed in the annual meeting with a vote organized in the same way as for the Chair if there are more candidates than positions.
The main roles of the Executive Committee are as follows;
Terms of Reference - CARWG Theme Leader
The CARWG will identify and periodically review the thematic areas where a lot of the activities in CA promotion can be clustered. Each Thematic Group will identify a Theme Leader. The Theme Leader is to coordinate the activities of the various CARWG members who carry out work in that thematic area. Specific roles are as follows;
Terms of Reference - Thematic Group
The Thematic Groups bring together all CARWG members who have a role to play or a particular interest in a particular area of CA activities.
Each CARWG member should select the Thematic Group in which they have the strongest interest. At meetings it is likely that there will be break-out sessions for the groups so it would be difficult for members and especially for Theme Leaders to participate in more than one group.
The main roles of the Thematic Groups are as follows;