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UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hold permanent seats; representatives of other GAVI partners serve on time-limited basis

GAVI partners

Board constituencies

UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hold permanent seats; representatives of other GAVI partners serve on time-limited basis

The GAVI Board is comprised of 18 "representative" seats and 9 seats for independent or "unaffiliated" individuals. The Board's representative seats ensure that institutions and constituencies can provide formal input into the development of all GAVI's policies and the management of its operations.

UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hold permanent seats on the Board. Constituency representatives serve on a time-limited basis.

Independent Board members are private individuals with no professional connection to GAVI's work. They bring independent and balanced scrutiny to all of the Board's deliberations. These individuals also provide expertise in a number of critical areas such as investment, auditing and fundraising.

Two-thirds of the voting members of the Board are representatives from key GAVI Alliance partner institutions and stakeholders (each such representative a "representative Board member") and one third of its voting members are independent (or unaffiliated) individuals who are appointed in their personal capacity on the basis of their skills and networks.

Board members are appointed by the existing Board members subject to and in accordance with the statutes and by-laws.

Alternate Board members

Each "representative" organisation is entitled to designate one person per Board member as an "alternate Board member". Alternate Board members shall be appointed by existing Board members subject to and in accordance with the by-laws.

Both Board members and alternates are invited to attend the Board meetings. At least one of them should attend to ensure representation of their constituency.

Observers

Observers may attend the Board meeting or a Committee meeting with the permission of the relevant Chair. Observers are not allowed to take part in the discussions unless invited by the Chair.

http://www.gavialliance.org/about/governance/boards/index.php

PDFs: GAVI statutes, GAVI by-laws, Conflict of interest policy

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