Governance

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  • Governance Definition

    • A system of supervision and guidance at the institutional level, which defines responsibilities, rights and relationships with all concerned groups and clarifies the rules and procedures necessary for the rational decision making of the work of organizations and institutions.
    • A system that promotes fairness, transparency and institutional accountability and enhances trust and credibility in the work environment.
    • A system that balances strategic and operational responsibilities in an organized and deliberate manner. Governance also relates to leadership and ensuring that institutions and organizations are effectively managed.
  • Three Basic Elements of the Good Governance

    • The clear strategy.
    • The documented system.
    • The appropriate institutional culture.
  • Governance Implementation Aspects

    • Participation: it the cornerstone of good governance and begins with coordination and cooperation among all stakeholders to achieve the strategic objectives of the institution or organization.
    • The Rule of law: governance requires fair legal structures that are imposed impartially to include full protection of human rights.
    • Transparency: it means that information is available to stakeholder who benefit from decisions and that there is sufficient institutional information available and easily accessible.
    • Response: good governance requires responding to the requirements of all social slices within logical and specific time frames.
    • Consensus: the views between individuals and departments vary and these components must be harmonized within a unified regulatory framework that ensures the rights of each of these components.
    • Justice and Inclusiveness: the existence of a fair system depends on ensuring the rights of all as partners who are not marginalized, but have voices and decisions.
  • The Role of the ACU in Governance

    The coordinating role of the ACU is in line with its core functions of information management, project management, advocacy, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and in line with its major programs under the EWARN such as the epidemiological surveillance, vaccine, nutrition and environmental sanitation.

  • The Governance Coordination Network (GCN)

    Is a civic platform that brings together governmental and humanitarian to achieve the governance of civil institutions and reach a real response that achieves social justice and sustainability.

  • GCN Objectives

    • Establish a participatory information platform that reflects real needs and enhances the credibility of decision support.
    • Conceptualize a response plan for local administrations according to key sectors in order to maximize the impact of the response.
    • Develop quantitative and qualitative standards of response to achieve social justice, improve quality of service and avoid duplication.
    • Share local, human and financial resources.
    • Strengthen the Syrian voice through communication, advocacy and the empowerment of the most representative voices and invest this politically.
    • Promote transparency, accountability and the ability to assume collective responsibility and spread the spirit of joint collective action towards the Syrian cause.
  • GCN’s Justifications

    • Urgent need for government institutions and non-governmental organizations that carry out response actions and are similar to cooperation and coordination.
    • In the shadow of a disaster, the collective involvement of all actors in the response must be enhanced to better response to the humanitarian community.
    • The loss of communication and dialogue and thus further diaspora in the civil work and thus the loss of time and resources and an inadequate quality of response.
    • Gaps in the existing coordination structures that are concerned only with humanitarian issues and overlook governance matters.
    • Current frustrations and the loss of lead and influence on sovereign files.
  • GCN’s Members

    • The ACU – Coordinator.
    • The Syrian Interim Government (SIG).
    • The Provincial councils.
    • The Central directorates.
    • The Syrian NGOs supporting the governmental work.
    • The Syrian Reconstruction Trust Fund.
  • GCN’s Sectors

    • Local Administration.
    • Health.
    • Food Security.
    • Education.
    • Services (water, electricity, communications, transport).
  • Sectors Representatives and Network Meetings

    1. Representatives of the local councils

    • CEO of the ACU.
    • Minister of the local administration.
    • Head of the local councils administration.
    • Head of the strategic planning office.
    • Heads of the provincial councils.
    • Secretary General of the provincial councils.
    • Syrian NGOs working in the field of governance and supporting the governmental work.

     

    2. Representatives of the health governance sector

    • The Health manager in the ACU.
    • Minister of Health – Syrian Interim Government (SIG).
    • Head of the strategic planning office.
    • Directors of health offices in provincial councils.
    • Health managers in governorates.
    • Syrian medical non-governmental organizations supporting the governmental work.

     

    3. Representatives of the food security governance sector

    • Head of the Food Security Program at the ACU.
    • Minister of Agriculture – Syrian Interim Government (SIG).
    • Head of the strategic planning office.
    • Managers of agricultural offices in the provincial councils.
    • Directorate of agriculture in the liberated governorates.
    • Head of the General Establishment of Grain.
    • Head of the General Organization for Seed Multiplication.
    • Head of the fodder institution.
    • Head of the General Organization for Animal Wealth.
    • Syrian NGOs working in the food security sector and supporting the governmental work.

     

    4. Representatives of the education governance sector

    • Head of Monitoring and Evaluation of the ACU.
    • Minister of Education – Syrian Interim Government (SIG).
    • Minister of Education – Syrian Interim Government (SIG).
    • Head of the strategic planning office.
    • Managers of educational offices in provincial councils.
    • Education managers in the liberated governorates.
    • Deans of universities which are active in the Syrian situation.
    • Syrian non-governmental organizations working in the education sector and supporting the governmental work.

     

    5. Representatives of the services governance sector

    • Head of WASH in the ACU.
    • Minister of Services – Interim Syrian Government (SIG).
    • Head of the strategic planning office.
    • Managers of services offices in the provincial councils
    • Services managers in the liberated governorates.
    • Syrian non-governmental organizations working in the service sector, infrastructure and supporting the governmental work