WHO Regional Committee for Africa 2022 – Call for Applications
30th November 2021.
At its Seventy-first session, the Regional Committee for Africa adopted a procedure for accreditation of regional non-State actors not in official relations with WHO to participate in sessions of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa. Accreditation is a privilege that the WHO Regional Committee for Africa may grant to regional nongovernmental organizations, international business associations and philanthropic foundations, in accordance with the WHO Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA). All accredited non-State actors will be able to participate, upon invitation and without the right to vote, in sessions of the Regional Committee and to submit written and/or oral statements.
This accreditation procedure is meant for non-State actors which are not in official relations with WHO. Non-State actors in official relations with WHO can receive an invitation to participate in the meetings of the Regional Committee for Africa without undergoing this accreditation procedure.
To be eligible to apply for accreditation, a non-State actor shall meet the following criteria:
The Regional Office will review all applications received for eligibility and will transmit those that fulfil the requirements to the Programme Subcommittee (PSC). The Programme Subcommittee will decide which non-State actors are granted accreditation at its meeting in June 2022. The list of approved non-State actors will be included in the Statement of the Chairperson of the Programme Subcommittee, for adoption by the Regional Committee at its meeting in August 2022.
The acceptance or rejection decision will be communicated in electronic form by the Regional Office to all non-State actors concerned no later than one month after the decision of the Regional Committee. The list of accredited non-State actors will be made public by the Regional Office and published on the Regional Committee webpage.
Every two years, accredited non-State actors shall submit a report on their participation in Regional Committee sessions, including a brief update on other activities they have carried out in the framework of their engagement with WHO. The Regional Director shall relay the information received from accredited non-State actors to the Regional Committee.
Accreditation is valid for two years.
Non-State actors interested in receiving accreditation are invited to send the completed Application form to the External Relations, Partnerships and Governing Bodies Unit (EPG) of the Regional Office at the following e-mail address: email@example.com. The template for application requests information about the applicant non-State actor, including
Deadline for sending applications this year is exceptionally set to 30 November 2021.
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