Our Governance Structure
The foundation considers good corporate governance as a key determinant of successful institutional management.
As an organization committed to being an institutional role model in the management of public affairs, our corporate governance structure comprises the following decision making and policy implementation organs:
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
As a membership organization, the AGM is the supreme organ of the foundation.
Board of Directors
The Board is responsible for policy formulation and providing strategic direction. The Board comprises executive and non-executive directors. The non-executive directors serve as technical advisers in their respective areas of specialization namely business development, governance, talent development, food security & climate change management, socio-economic infrastructure affairs; and financial management.
The Board executes its mandate through the following five sub-committees:
a) Executive Board
The executive board handles financial management and administrative affairs of the foundation. It also oversees implementation of board resolutions and ensures that the foundation operates effectively and within its constitutional mandate and policy framework.
b) Programs Management Committee
The committee is responsible for developing programs’ management policies and ensuring that the programs are implemented within the policy framework.
c) Strategy & Policy Analysis Committee
The committee is responsible for corporate planning, policy development and implementation analysis.
d) Publicity & Networking Committee
The committee handles public outreach and partnership networking affairs.
e) Governance Affairs Committee
The committee is responsible for formulating internal control systems and procedures. It also provides internal audit services over utilization of resources.
The foundation has a secretariat which is responsible for its day-to-day management affairs. The secretariat is divided into three main departments namely finance & administration department, programs management department and; publicity & networking department.
The Executive Director is the head of the secretariat. The Director is assisted by Operations Co-ordinator and Home Office Administrator. The management team works with local support staff and community service volunteers to implement policies of the foundation as set forth by the Board.
As a community development NGO with an international service delivery focus, the foundation envisions eventual establishment of a six-tier administrative structure encompassing village, divisional, area, country and regional administrative offices in different continents of the world with its current Home Office as the headquarters.
Realization of the worldwide operational vision is very much in keeping with our social welfare philosophy, community development vision and public service ideology which collectively focus on providing an integrated service to humanity.