Call for new civil society UK EITI multi-stakeholder group (MSG) members
Readers who are not EICS members or associates may be interested to know that there will shortly be a change over of civil society representatives at the UK EITI MSG. Anyone who is not an employee within a relevant industry, or a central government official (or, in some cases, an official within a government or non-government agency) may stand for election. At present, EICS hold two full and two alternative places on the MSG, with London-based international NGO staff holding the same. Industry and government also hold four full places and four alternate places each.
EICS members and associates have agreed that our civil society representatives on the EITI board should be made up in the following way: at least one member representing trades unions, at least one member from Scotland and at least two members representing local communities. We also wish to pursue gender and ethnic balances.
There will very shortly be vacancies for at least one full member and one alternate member; other vacancies are likely to arise in the fairly near future. We have decided collectively that the best way of satisfying the criteria above is to ask each section – associate community, diaspora groups, trades unions and EICS members – to select one person each from amongst their number. The four people elected will decide amongst themselves their order of priority and as vacancies are created they will in turn take their place on the MSG.
If you are a reader who is not a member (there is no cost) but are interested in taking part then please do let us know and we will send you information about how you can join us or an associate group.