Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest for Chair(s) of the Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER)

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The Chair of CEESP seeks nominations/expressions of interest for the position of TGER Chair. Candidates for the Chair should preferably be familiar with CEESP and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines.

Nominations should be submitted to CEESP Executive Officer Iben Munck (contact details are below) by January 2, 2019 and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Self-nominations, and nominations of other people, are both permitted, but nominations of others should include a statement as to whether or not the person in question has agreed to serve, if appointed. The intention is to appoint the chair of the TGER by January 15, 2018.

The CEESP Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) works to advance approaches to the conservation of nature that are grounded in and promote good governance, social equity and human rights.

TGER engages its diverse membership to learn from and share field-based experience, build capacity and networks, distill best practices and tools, and integrate rights-based approaches to conservation in the policies and programs of IUCN and other organizations. TGER has been a core theme of CEESP since 2004 and builds on previous work of the CEESP Collaborative Management Working Group.

The terms of reference of the Chair/Co-Chairs are:

  • To provide overall strategic leadership of the TGER, and to expand the network so that it can deliver strategic direction

  • To develop a work programme for the TGER in close collaboration with the Chair of CEESP and with relevant Secretariat Programmes (both regional and thematic) and other commissions where appropriate

  • To ensure close integration with the work of relevant CEESP Themes and Specialist Groups.

  • To raise funding for the work of the TGER in collaboration with the Chair of CEESP and with relevant IUCN Secretariat Programmes (both regional and thematic)

  • To represent CEESP when agreed in the wider IUCN, at key meetings, and to promote the issues of TGER both within and beyond IUCN

  • To provide regular reports on the work of the TGER to the Chair of CEESP and the CEESP Steering Committee

  • To facilitate the provision of technical information from TGER, as requested, for IUCN and/or CEESP contributions to international conventions (e.g. World Heritage, UNCBD, UNCCD, UNFCCC, etc.)

  • To recommend to the Chairs of CEESP longer term options for collaboration across IUCN Commission and with indigenous partners

While developing the full work programme of TGER, it will be the responsibility of the appointed Chair(s) to recommend appropriate institutional arrangements and provide guidance to and oversight of the following tasks:

  • monitor, report and engage on the implementation of relevant WCC resolutions

  • where appropriate, and with the SPICEH Chairs, collaborate with the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and on Human Rights and the Environment, as well as with key constituencies, to follow up on recent reports, to develop a platform for dialogue and best practice, and to addressing findings in the reports.

  • collaborate where appropriate with the WCPA governance working group

  • provide technical input into IUCN Knowledge Baskets, People in Nature (PiN) and the Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF), and engage with the IUCN Green List standards-setting process at multiple levels

TGER activities should ultimate contribute to supporting the CEEPS Mandate and contribute to the implementation of the CEESP Strategic Plan for 2016-2020

All appointments as CEESP Thematic Chairs, Regional Vice Chairs, Specialist Groups Chairs and Taskforce leads are subject the BYLAWS of the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy.

Nominations should be submitted to CEESP Executive Officer Iben Munck by January 2, 2019 and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae.

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