Governance

GFRAS is organised as an independent association and has as formal members entities bringing together actors in the domain of RAS. The GFRAS association includes a board, a general assembly, and is independently audited.

The Board is authorized to carry out all acts that further the purposes of the Association and is composed by representatives of regional networks and partner organisations, plus one seat for GFRAS' current host, AGRIDEA.

Activities are managed by the GFRAS secretariat, currently hosted in Switzerland, and operating virtually.

Board Members

Norma Samuel

Norma Samuel

Board President, CAEPNet

Gelsey Bennett

Gelsey Bennett

Board Vice-President, Digital Green

Botir Dosov

Botir Dosov

CAC-FRAS Representative

Hildegard Lingnau

Hildegard Lingnau

GFAR Representative

Jussi Juhola

Jussi Juhola

EUFRAS Representative

Mary Kamau

Mary Kamau

AFAAS Representative*

M. Auxiliadora Briones

M. Auxiliadora Briones

RELASER Representative*

Rasheed Sulaiman

Rasheed Sulaiman

AESA Representative

Selvaraju Ramasamy

Selvaraju Ramasamy

FAO Representative

Siti Amanah

Siti Amanah

RAS-SEA Representative

Ulrich Ryser

Ulrich Ryser

AGRIDEA Representative

Verona Parkinson

Verona Parkinson

SARFAAS Representative

* this means the person has been appointed a representative by their organization/network and is pending approval by the GFRAS General Assembly.

General Assembly

According to Article 8 of the GFRAS Association Statutes, the General Assembly is the Association’s supreme authority, and it is composed by all members, so represented:
• From member category A: six delegates from each region, geographically grouped as: 1. Americas and the Caribbean, 2. Africa, 3. Europe and Central Asia, and 4. Asia and Oceania, totalling 24 (twenty-four) members.
• From member category B: a maximum of 18 (eighteen) members, delegated from different sub-categories (i.e. farmers, donors, organisations, etc.)

The General Assembly shall hold an Ordinary Meeting once each year. It may also hold an extraordinary session whenever necessary, at the request of the Board or at GFRAS Association Statutes.