Structure of ALNAP
ALNAP consists of Full Members and Observer Members. The network is governed by a steering committee representing the full membership, and serviced by a small secretariat.
The ALNAP Full Membership is designed to reflect the structure of the humanitarian sector through its five different membership groupings:
- donor organisations
- Red Cross/Crescent movement
- UN agencies
- non-governmental organisations
- independent academic organisations and experts.
To ensure a reasonable level of intimacy in discussions and meetings, the number of Full Members is limited to 100. Most Full Members are organisations and nominate a representative to be the contact between the organisation and ALNAP. The Full Membership also includes a number of independent experts.
Observer Members are individuals or organisations demonstrating an interest in issues of accountability, quality and learning in the humanitarian sector. Observer Members receive regular updates on ALNAP's work, and other relevant notices circulated by ALNAP members. A limited number of Observer Members are also entitled to attend the first day of ALNAP Annual Meetings.
ALNAP's steering committee consists of eight Full Member representatives. Each committee member represents one of the ALNAP membership groupings.
ALNAP's activities are managed and implemented through the ALNAP secretariat, which is hosted by the Overseas Development Institute in London.