The Governance Board is expected to include members of the United Nations System, global and national scientific platforms, non-governmental organisations, and members from the private and public sector. The Governance Board will embrace diverse stakeholder perspectives in order to understand the demand for knowledge among knowledge-implementing communities.
The main responsibilities of the Governance Board will be to:
- Guide the formulation of a strategic research agenda;
- Make broad recommendations on the research agenda;
- Review and provide advice on the implementation and means by which to achieve the priority activities of the programme;
- Promote and increase awareness of the programme and its sponsoring working groups amongst both scientific and stakeholder communities; and
- Provide a platform for cooperation between the participating organising bodies and the Scientific and Executive Committee.
It it anticipated that the Governance Board will take up its role in 2017.