We have a broad and representative Governing Board and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The Board will provide advice and oversight, build political buy-in and mobilize resources, while the TAC sets technical priorities, aligns program outcomes and focuses on capacity development and uptake of our products and services. A host institution will provide the needed fiduciary mechanism for a DE Africa Trust Fund and provide capabilities to host a small, core team to manage, coordinate and facilitate the program.
The Digital Earth Africa Governance Framework outlines the core functions, relationships, terms of reference, principles and process for the Governing Board, a Technical Advisory Committee and a Stakeholder Community Group.
The governance of DE Africa will be guided by several key principles:
Open and Free Data
- Privacy and Integrity
- Domain expertise
Accountability and transparency
- Responsive to African priorities
- Agile, nimble and actions oriented
Diversity and inclusion
- Multi-sector perspectives
- Span data communities
- Foster collaboration