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Intersessional Group on Strengthening IWC Financing

 
 

The Intersessional Group on Strengthening Finance was established in 2010 and reports to the Finance and Administration Committee.  In the context of a difficult financial climate and fast-expanding IWC work programme, the overall aim of this group was to improve funding support to initiatives focused on rebuilding and maintaining healthy whale populations.  

In the short-term, this work has focused on developing a clear and transparent governance framework to  encourage external funders to contribute to the work of the Commission.  The longer-term aim is to identify ways to develop reliable financing in support of increasing and sustained work programmes that are not covered by core funding.  

Key achievements to date include:

  • Establishing a Voluntary Conservation Fund including a Steering Group with clear Terms of Reference;

  • Introducing a  policy on Acceptance of Funds;

  • Introducing a Code for Ethical Fundraising;

  • Establishing a template for new workplans that ensures resource requirements are considered, including where any additional funds might be sought;

  • Exploring opportunities to make funding applications to grant-giving bodies;

  • Developing a programme of mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships with other relevant organisations.
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Click here to read the 2018 report to the Commission of the Intersessional Group on Strengthening Financing.

Click here to read the 2016 report to the Commission of the Intersessional Group on Strengthening Financing

Click here to read the 2014 report to the Commission of the Intersessional Group on Strengthening Financing.