The Board will provide strategic guidance and support to the ITC TISI Strengthening programme and related activities; and advocate for the role of TISIs to foster trade and investment links.
As such, each Board member is expected to contribute his/her professional experience in leading a TIPO to enrich and guide the work of the TISI Strengthening programme.
Members are expected to contribute to promote the TPO Network World Conference and Awards (WTPO), to contribute to the development of the agenda and format of the event, and the activities that will take place in the biennium between conferences.
The Board will meet physically maximum twice a year at the ITC headquarters in Geneva, or in an alternate location decided upon by the members. Each Board member is expected to attend these meetings in person. Additional meetings may be scheduled for the full advisory board or smaller groups using video, telephone or electronic conferencing when rapid decisions or when circumstances justify it. Meeting dates will be scheduled with at least six (6) months advance notice.
Status and Remuneration
Participation in the Board is voluntary and ad honorem and no remuneration or compensation will be provided by ITC. Board members are expected to cover all costs related to their participation.
Operation of the Board
The Executive Director of ITC will chair the Board. There will be a co-chair selected by the Board from among its members. This co-chair will be selected for a one (1) year period. The ITC Chief, Trade Support Institutions Strengthening, will act as Secretary of the Board.
The agenda for each meeting will be circulated to the Board members at least four (4) weeks prior the meeting by the Secretary. Should members want to include specific items in the agenda, they can request such inclusion in writing at least one (1) week prior to the meeting. The records of the meetings will be prepared and circulated electronically by the Secretary shortly after each meeting.