Roles and responsibilities of the Steering Committee
Provide representation on behalf of NGO Forum members, ensuring they prioritize and represent the interests of all NGO Forum members, not only their own organizations’ interests.
Review the work of the NGO Forum Secretariat to ensure that it is in line with common objectives and priorities of the NGO Forum.
Support the NGO Forum Secretariat as required.
Review applications for membership of the NGO Forum.
Approve NGO Forum Terms of Reference, composition and time limits for committees, working groups or task forces.
Make decisions that need to be taken within a limited timeframe or that do not require the input of the entire NGO Forum.
Help define core messages from the NGO community.
Build relationships with other members of the NGO Forum and actively encourage membership from local and diaspora organisations.
Attend ad hoc meetings and events that are in the interest of the humanitarian community.
Review budget and ensure that expenditure is appropriate and on track.
Attend HLG meetings when HLG representatives are unavailable to attend HLG meetings.
Review and approve NGO Forum advocacy strategy and advocacy products.