Governance -- Old
In accordance with its charter and Standard Operating Procedures, the governance and organisational structure of the Cities Alliance includes the Consultative Group, the Executive Committee, and the Secretariat.
The Consultative Group—the Alliance’s board of directors—is responsible for setting the Alliance’s long-term strategy, approving its annual work programme and budget, and reviewing achievements.
The Consultative Group consists of financial contributors to the Cities Alliance Trust Fund and the political heads of the global organisation of local authorities, UCLG, and Metropolis, who have pledged their commitment to achieving Alliance goals. The Consultative Group is co-chaired by UN-HABITAT’s executive director. Prospective financial contributors may serve as associate members for two years.
The Consultative Group has also set up the eight-member Executive Committee, made up of a subset of its members, to provide guidance to the Secretariat.
The Consultative Group includes representatives of the Cities Alliance partnership, which features a broad range of members, including: local authorities, national governments, non-governmental organisations, multi-lateral organisations, and Associate Members. For our current membership, please see Our Members.
Consultative Group Meetings
Consultative Group meetings are held annually in connection with a global public policy forum designed to share the lessons learned from experience and agree on policy orientations and standards of practice in areas related to the Alliance’s goals. List of Consultative Group meetings and their focus
The Executive Committee (EXCO) provides policy guidance to the Secretariat between Consultative Group meetings and oversight of the Secretariat on behalf of the Consultative Group.
The Policy Advisory Forum (PAF) is the platform for public discussion, debate and knowledge sharing. The Forum promotes dialogue between CG members and invited partners on key policy and strategic issues of city and urban development, and advises the Cities Alliance on appropriate policies and strategies.
The PAF has a Chairperson for a period of three years. The current PAF Chair is Clare Short, former Secretary for International Development (DFID/UK) and Member of Parliament.
The Secretariat, located in Brussels, Belgium, carries out the Cities Alliance Work Programme and manages its day-to-day operations. A primary function of the Secretariat is to actively facilitate the participation of members in the activities of the organisation. It also provides appropriate services to its Members, and generally facilitates the work of the partnership.
|Allou, Serge||: Lead Urban Specialist|
|Balocova, Magda||: Programme Management Specialist|
|Baskin, Julian||: Head, Programme Unit|
|Cobbett, William||: Director|
|Daepp, David||: Programme Officer|
|Henderson, Susanna (Sid)||: Partnership Officer|
|Hohmann, Rene Peter||: Sr. Urban Specialist|
|Karakhanyan, Nune||: Executive Associate|
|Kibui, Phyllis||: Head, Finance and Operations|
|Kurth, Marie-Alexandra||: Urban Specialist|
|Lima, Laura||: Urban Specialist|
|Loi, Nicola||: Intern|
|Puspa, Erika||: Information Management Specialist|
|: Urban Analyst|
|Siddique, Omar||: Sr. Urban Specialist|
|Silva, Federico||: Sr. Programme Specialist|
|Hordila, Alexandru||: Programme Associate|
|Dai, Ngoc||: Project Analyst|
|New Delhi, India:|
|Suri, Ajay||: Asia Regional Adviser|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil :|
|Rossbach, Anaclaudia||: LAC Regional Adviser|
|Pretoria, South Africa :|
|Hosken, Adele||: Africa Regional Adviser|