Regional Advisory Board (RAB)
The Regional Advisory Board (RAB) is a non-voting body that provides strategic directions on the operations of the GSF. In addition the Forum reviews the progress being achieved, as well as identifying priorities and strategic directions for regional activities. The members of the RAB consist of representatives from each National Multi-Sector Steering Committee (NMSSC), UNDP and the community of donors and investors in total not exceeding 12 members (indicative).
The first meeting of the RAB was held on August 17, 2011 in Belem, Brazil. (Click on photo for gallery of the meeting)
The second Regional Advisory Board (RAB) was held from 13-14 June, 2013 in Bogota, Colombia. Click here to view photos.
The third Regional Advisory Board (RAB) was held from 25-26 September, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. Click here to view photos.
|Name of RAB Member||Country||Affiliation||Date of Appointment|
|Antonio de Carvalho||Brazil||(Amapá) SETEC||6 February 2012|
|Rodrigo Suàrez||Colombia||Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development||25th September, 2014|
|Denis Girou||French Guiana||DEAL||21 February 2013|
|Pradeepa Bholanauth||Guyana||GFC||2 February 2012|
|Gwendolyn Smith||Suriname||Ministry of Foreign Affairs||27th February, 2014|
|Peter De Koening||The Netherlands||Ministry of Foreign Affairs||1st March, 2014|
|Matilde Mordt||Panama||RBLAC, UNDP||25th September, 2014|
|Khadija Musa||Guyana||UNDP||12th June, 2014|
|Chisa Mikami||Guyana||UNDP||17 August 2011|
|Dominiek Plouvier||Suriname||WWF Guianas||25th September, 2014|
National Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee (NMSSC)
In every country that makes up the Guiana Shield eco-region a National Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee (NMSSC) or an equivalent body is to be set up in consultation with the respective Governments. The Forum is a non-voting body and work by consensus all within the limits and scope referred to in the present GSF Description of the Action.
The main responsibilities of the NMSSC among others are to prepare input for the RAB on strategic directions related to operations of the GSF and to the process of embedding the GSF in the region. In addition, the NMSSC serve as a platform for exchange of experiences and lessons learnt, good practice.
Each NMSSC should consist of representatives from Government, civil society, UNDP and the donor community.