Board of Directors
CoDA’s work is guided and the institution itself is governed by a Board of eminent African and non-African personalities. The Board Members serve in their personal capacity and are selected among the most eminent, effective and esteemed African and international personalities noted for their professional accomplishments, their national and international leadership experience, and their commitment to Africa’s growth and development. The current Chairperson of the CoDA Board of Directors is H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, formerPresident of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Prior to this, the Board was led by H.E. Festus Mogae, former President of the Republic of Botswana.
The work of the Board of Directors has always been supported by the CoDA Secretariat which currently has offices at the AUC and ECA. However, reflecting on the various pertinent decisions made by the Board of Directors at its 11th meeting in April, 2015; it was proposed that a technical committee should be formed in support of the Board. This committee would be responsible for reviewing the analytical papers as well as other documents prepared by the CoDA Secretariat and will submit its recommendations to the board accordingly. The committee would also provide guidance to the Secretariat regarding the CoDA annual work program. Finally, the committee would oversee the day-to-day functioning of the secretariat on behalf of the Board. In line with this, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the CoDA Board was established following the approval of the Board itself. The establishment of the TAC was also necessary in order to avoid the unchecked autonomy of the Secretariat and/or its leadership from diligently adhering to the Board’s decisions. In essence, CoDA is led by its Board of Directors with the support of the TAC which also oversees the CoDA Secretariat.