Interim Board endorsed by MSGs for a further twelve months
The CoST Interim Board has announced that it will remain in place until resources are available to organise a broad-based democratic process involving all participating countries. This comes after consultation with Multi-Stakeholder Groups in each CoST country.
Following the launch of the CoST Global Programme in 2012, it had been anticipated that a Delegate Assembly consisting of representatives from each national programme and international stakeholders would be convened to elect a Board. However, this has not been possible due to insufficient resources. The Interim Board will review the potential for convening a General Assembly later this year.
Petter Matthews, Director of the International Secretariat explained: “CoST is legally constituted as a Charity and a non-profit Company and Interim Board Members are Trustees and Directors. They were appointed by the International Advisory Group that oversaw the CoST pilot project from 2008-2011.”