New York, 18 January 2016 – The PRME Secretariat is pleased to announce the new members of the PRME Advisory Committee (PRME AC) for the next two-year mandate: from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
Based on the PRME Steering Committee (PRME SC) mandate and the PRME Advisory Committee Terms of Reference, the PRME AC is a permanent twenty-member governance body that gives a stronger voice to PRME participant schools, with an underlying goal to provide strategic advice to both the PRME SC and the PRME Secretariat. The PRME AC draws its members from the main constituencies of the PRME community: PRME Chapters, Champions, and Working Groups, as well as other relevant experts, using a dual system of election by members and selection by the PRME Secretariat. The composition of the PRME AC ensures balanced representations in terms of geography, gender, and expertise, with members serving for two years.
After a process of election and selection that took place over the fall of 2015, and as stated in the PRME AC ToR, new PRME Advisory Committee members have officially been appointed. The PRME Secretariat extends a warm welcome to the new members of the PRME AC and wishes them a productive mandate.
In its next steps, the PRME SC will host its annual meeting at the sidelines of the 2016 EFMD Deans & Directors General Conference in Budapest on 25 January 2016. During this occasion, the PRME AC attending the EFMD event will be invited to join the first part of the PRME SC meeting for introductory discussions on the PRME Strategic Review, a task that both groups decided to conduct together – along with the PRME Secretariat – during their joint meeting (with the PRME AC members of the pilot phase) at the 2015 PRME Global Forum. The PRME community officially endorsed this decision through the 2015 PRME Global Forum Outcomes Declaration.
The PRME Secretariat looks forward to seeing collaboration between the PRME SC and PRME AC in jointly revising the PRME initiative strategy for the next three to five years, as well as exploring further synergies between both bodies as we move into the implementation phase of the new strategy.
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