Reference Group

The Secretariat's Reference Group consists of 5-7 independent, impartial individuals, free from vested interest in either the Secretariat main stakeholders (Managing Partner or the CSO partners, as well as Donors and (other) duty-bearers) established for the main purpose of providing the Secretariat and the Donor Consortium with independent expert advice and strategic dialogue regarding trends, developments and challenges in the human rights and IHL fields in Palestine, and to ultimately contribute to the process of Secretariat programme alignment to sector needs.  

To achieve the above, the Reference Group is generally tasked with providing, through dialogue and feedback, independent expert advice on HR/IHL trends, developments and challenges in Palestine, and globally. This is expected of Group members during the Group’s ordinary annual meetings, twice a year, but may also be requested on ad hoc basis. More specifically, Group members are expected to contribute to the following processes:

vReview of the Secretariat’s strategy, in the light of sector priorities, and CSOs scope of activities;

vThematic input and advice to the Secretariat’s policy dialogue activities;

vFollow up, on annual basis, of the Secretariat strategy, including advising on its relevance and added-value, and,

vReview the Secretariat’s results framework, and advising on the suitability of its indicators, given the context, key players, past experience and best practice.

Ras Al-Tahouneh ST, near Al-Muqata'a
Al-Bireh, Palestine
Phone: 02 297 4563/4
Fax: 02 297 4565
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Tomouh Building (Jawwal), Al-Jala'
Gaza City, Palestine
Phone: 08 288 3115
Fax: 08 288 3114
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are those of the author(s) and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the
Secretariat, Niras NATURA AB, Birzeit University,
or the donor governments.