The organizational structure of IRPID consists of an Advisory Committee (AC) established by ICID as a Permanent Committee (PC) to guide the program implemented through a network of Regional Nodes (RN). In order to implement a distributed program, it is important that various actors within the program have a clear understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities which are described in the following paragraphs.
The Advisory Committee for IRPID consists of:
(a) Chair: Chairperson of PCTA,
(b) Members: Head of regional nodes,
(c) ICID Secretary General,
(d) FAO, IWMI and World Bank Representative,
(e) Theme Leaders (Basin, Knowledge, On-Farm, and Scheme).
Terms of reference of the Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee is responsible for developing a Framework Action Plan for the program, guided by the concept document as was presented at the 61st IEC in Yogyakarta in 2010 and keep overall coordination among the Regional Nodes duly supporting their autonomy and maintaining flexibility in fulfilling their roles. These can be categorized as follows:
(a) Develop the Strategy duly describing the strategic objectives and a Framework Action Plan for the program;
(b) Review and monitor the implementation of the program to ensure the quality of outputs and their effectiveness; and
(c) Mobilize and allocate extra-budgetary resources for joint activities.
The Advisory Committee, with the assistance of Central Office, maintain a data base of research institutions working in the field of agriculture water management within each NC of ICID. AC will work by teleconference and e-mails and except for the annual International Executive Council (IEC) of ICID meeting, a face to face meeting may be convened in exceptional circumstances. The AC members shall not commit the Commission to any new program expenditure or impose significant additional administrative costs without the prior approval of the IEC.
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