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INSTITUTIONAL ORGANIZATION

 

GOVERNANCE BODIES

As a foundation, IBON International is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by its general membership meeting. Its officers include a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a Treasurer, a Secretary, an Executive Director, and a Deputy Director.

IBON International's regular and day-to-day operations are managed by a Management Committee, which is composed of the Executive Director, Deputy Director, the department/program heads, the Treasurer, and other members of the BOT who are in the regular staff.

The institution also maintains an International Advisory Committee, which recommends international priorities and provides advice for institutional and organizational development.

CENTRAL OFFICE

IBON International maintains its central office in Quezon City, located in the Philippines' National Capital Region. This is where our Management Committee, main departments, and functional units are based.

The central office directly coordinates operations in the Asia-Pacific region and oversee operations of regional offices in Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

IN AFRICA

IBON International Africa has a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, and continues to build networks in West, Southern, Central, and East Africa.
 
IBON Africa focuses to build knowledge-based capacity development interventions for grassroots organisations, social and local-based movements, and CSOs in the region. The regional office also coordinates campaigns and capacity-building measures on climate change, food security and sovereignty, aid and development, globalisation, and governance. 
 

IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Towards the end of 2012, IBON International established its regional office in Bolivia. The main areas of concern of IBON Latin America and the Carribean focus on campaigning for food sovereignty, development effectiveness, and the post-2015 people’s goals. The regional office maintains linkages with over 100 organizations, and hold regular CSO consultations on development justice and people’s rights. 

 

IN EUROPE

IBON International started operations in the European region with the establishment in 2007 of branches in Brussels, Amsterdam and Stockholm. 
 
In 2013, the Representative Office of IBON International officially opened its doors, located in the building of one of its international partners, the Coalition of the Flemish North-South Movement in Belgium.
 
Core staff and volunteers of IBON Europe undertake the work of enhancing advocacy work and policy engagements, strengthening solidarity and CSO partnerships, development of volunteers for solidarity work, and generally increasing the visibility of the Global South in Europe, with focus on migration, human rights and climate change.