The Source, Annual Review 2020

Network Organisation Chart

Supervisory Council & Board of Asso- ciation

Members of the Association

National / Sub-Regional Boards


Governance Wetlands International is a non-profit organisation with charitable status (CBF) in the Netherlands and in most countries where it operates. The organisation has two complementary forms of international governance: an association of members (governments and NGOs), and a foundation overseen by a Supervisory Council whose members also constitute the Board of the Association. The 2020 Supervisory Council report is presented on pages 64-65. In cases where offices have an independent legal status, they are governed by national or sub-regional boards, of which the network CEO is an ex-officio member. Network management The global board, consisting of the Wetlands International CEO and heads of each office, is responsible for strategic decisions on positioning, programme priorities and institutional issues. The global board delegates operational decision-making to the Network Management Team chaired by the CEO, with members drawn from among heads of office and global functions. The global management team facilitate the work of the foundation globally. In 2020, the Network Management Team met every two months and helped steer the organisation through the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The global board met in October and focused on the implementation of the Strategic Intent and priority setting for 2021. Accountability Transparency and accountability towards our stakeholders are part of our core values, including actively seeking feedback on our performance. A dedicated section of our

website provides our annual reports and annual accounts, and information about key global policies including Conservation and Human Rights Framework, INGO Accountability Framework, Code of Conduct, Corporate Engagement, Anti-corruption, Ethical, Gender, and Partnership. Anti-corruption and whistle blowing All staff are introduced to the anti-corruption policy in their induction and are encouraged to be vigilant and discuss any suspicions with their line manager or head of office. Stakeholders can approach Wetlands International with their grievances or complaints related to possible cases of fraud or mis-management. The complaints procedure is available on the Wetlands International website. In 2020 there were no cases of fraud or corruption and no complaints received. Corporate Social Responsibility Wetlands International strives to act in its daily operations in a sustainable and socially responsible way. In the Global Office in the Netherlands, we actively encourage our employees to use public transport and all flights booked are compensated for their CO2 emissions (21 tonnes in 2020). This represents a 95% reduction in relation to 2019 due to the impact of the global pandemic. Commuting to work and domestic travel were also reduced dramatically as staff worked from home for a large part of the year and online meetings became the standard way of working internally and externally.

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Global Office Management Team

Global Board (of Heads of Oce)

Network Management Team


Global Office (services Network & Oces)

Network Offices



Wetlands International Annual Review 2020

Wetlands International Annual Review 2020

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