Governance

Oversight and Strategic Guidance

SEforALL has a small global team to support the SEforALL platform, which takes action principally through the SEforALL hubs and its network of other partners. An International Organization headquartered in Vienna under Austrian law (as an independent Quasi-International Organization), the global team operates in a distributed manner encompassing Vienna and Washington, DC.

Overall guidance for the global team is provided by the SEforALL Administrative Board and the SEforALL Strategic Framework for Results. The Administrative Board is responsible for formal governance and oversight of SEforALL as an organization.

The SEforALL global team relies on donor contributions for its funding. Donors come together once a year, and participate in update calls once a quarter.

Administrative Board

SEforALL’s global team is governed by an Administrative Board set up under Austrian law.

The Administrative Board handles all administrative issues, including:

  • appointing the CEO;
  • taking all major decisions on institutional developments;
  • approving policies, business plan and budget; and
  • regularly reviewing the organization’s performance.

Funders' Council (Terms of Reference)

The SEforALL Funders’ Council was established by the Administrative Board for the purpose of ensuring active dialogue and collaboration among SEforALL Funding Partners and between Funding Partners and the SEforALL Administrative Board.

The Funders’ Council is consultative and as such provides advice and recommendations to the Administrative Board and the CEO. Funding Partners from among themselves nominate a Chair and their Chair is automatically appointed by the Administrative Board as a member of the Administrative Board.

In serving on the Administrative Board, the Chair of the Funders’ Council acts in the capacity of an agent of the Funders’ Council and therefore represents the interests of the Funders’ Council. On 4 May 2018, the Funders’ Council appointed the representative from DFID as their Chair.