Partner Committees established with appointment of inaugural Co-chairs
The RBM Board is delighted to announce the RBM Partner Committees have been established and the Board have approved the selection of inaugural Co-Chairs.
The initial call for General Membership of the Partner Committees generated 152 completed responses with several individuals expressing an interest in more than one Partner Committee. This is a fantastic response from across the Partnership with an excellent spread across different sectors, interest groups and geographies. These Committees can now get to work and make a critical contribution to the work of the Partnership.
There is an ongoing opportunity for Partners to put themselves forward for these vital Committees and we encourage interested members to complete the online form.
The decision for the appointment of Co-Chairs was taken following careful consideration of the balance of skills and experience required to establish and take forward the work of these critical new Partnership mechanisms. The initial Co-Chair term of one year formally commenced on 17 November 2016 and they have started the development of initial workplans and presentations for discussion at the 4th RBM Board meeting in December 2016.
The following Co-chair appointments have been made:
Country / Regional Support Partner Committee:
Co-chairs: Alan Court (UNSEO) and Ben Rolfe (APLMA)
The purpose of County / Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC) is to provide a platform to engage the RBM Partnership community in coordinating support to countries and regions as they execute their malaria control and elimination implementation programs.
Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Partner Committee:
Co-chairs: Peter Olumese (WHO) and Melanie Renshaw (ALMA)
The purpose of Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Partner Committee (ARMPC) is to design, and subsequently support implementation of the Partnership Advocacy Strategy related to advocacy and resource mobilization at global and regional levels.
Strategic Communications Partner Committee:
Co-chairs: Susan Byrnes (MNM) and Yacine Djibo (Speak Up Africa)
The purpose of Strategic Communications Partner Committee (Comms-PC) is to develop and implement, in collaboration with the Partnership Management Team, communications to achieve the advocacy objectives of the Partnership.
We would like to warmly welcome each Co-Chair and thank them for their willingness to take on this important new leadership role.
Roll Back Malaria Partnership Committee Terms of Reference: