CTF Observers

Recognizing the importance of effective dialogue and linkages with its partners, the CTF Trust Fund Committee invites a number of active observers to attend its meetings.
Who the CTF Observers are: Members
Active Observers:
The four representatives from Civil Society Organizations, which may include representatives of NGOs, development and environment institutions and "think tanks", local communities and indigenous peoples groups, were identified through a self-selection process designed and managed by RESOLVE.
The self-selection process for the private sector representatives was designed and facilitated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Review of practices on NGO/CSO Participation and proposal for the CIF Committees 
(Prepared by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature)
Role of Observers:
1. Request the floor during discussions of the Trust Fund Committee to make verbal interventions. Selected observers from each of the constituency groups are requested to work together to coordinate their interventions so as to maximize efficiency of the Trust Fund Committee proceedings. 
2. Request the Co-Chairs to add agenda items to the provisional agenda.
3. Recommend external experts to the Trust Fund Committee or the Co-Chairs to speak on a specific agenda item.
Responsibilities of Observers:
1. Consultation with other stakeholders of their constituency.
2. Representation in meetings of the interest of their constituency, not just their own organization.
3. Compliance with agreed consultation guidelines/standards developed by a representative group of their constituency.