The global WOCAT Network is formalized and defined by the Framework Agreement as WOCAT International (with eight Consortium Partners), and WOCAT regional, and national including its institutional and individual members. Biennial global WOCAT Network Meetings provide a basis for exchange on progress with different initiatives and for directing future activities.
consists of the Steering Committee (ad hoc Independent Expert Group, Consortium Partners, and the Director) and the Secretariat.
At the global level, WOCAT is coordinated by the Steering Committee of
WOCAT International which have a shared responsibility for the functioning
of the WOCAT Network, assisted by the global WOCAT Secretariat. Task forces are set
up to further develop initiatives and tools, and to support national and
WOCAT regional/ national initiatives and institutional members are an integral part of the WOCAT Network. Partnerships are formalized by signing a printed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or an online terms of agreement (ToA). These members operate in an autonomous, decentralized, and self-funded manner. Initiatives and institutional members are technically supported by WOCAT International to implement the Network’s vision and mission in their country and/ or region.
Participating institutions may be a single institution in one area of a country, a group of institutions in a country, a collaborative grouping of countries and/ or institutions in a region or, again, a single institution with a regional mandate. All are considered participating institutions.
Any institution that supports the vision and mission of the
Network can become a WOCAT Network member by contacting the WOCAT
Secretariat for registration (firstname.lastname@example.org). If so desired,
institutional members can voluntarily sign a memorandum of understanding
(MoU). The MoU has been prepared to formalize and facilitate
collaboration (and identify roles and responsibilities) between the
WOCAT International Secretariat and the WOCAT Regional/ National
Institutional Network members.
Please download and complete the MoU for institutional members, and send it to email@example.com.
These operate in an autonomous, decentralized and
self-funded way. Training workshops, for example, are organized and
funded by the requesting institution; only resource person(s) can
be paid by the global management.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) can
be developed between the global and national and regional levels in order
to help clarify their respective roles.