Structure of ORASECOM
ORASECOM is structured into the Council, Secretariat and Task Teams.
The highest body of ORASECOM is the Council, which is supported by a Secretariat and a series of Task Teams who manage projects. The Council serves as technical advisor to the Parties on matters related to development, utilisation and conservation of the water resources of the basin.
The Council consists of delegations from each of the four member states. The delegations are comprised of three representatives from the respective government agencies responsible for water affairs.
The respective member states and the delegations are as follows:
The decision to establish a permanent Secretariat was reached in July 2004. The Republic of South Africa signed an agreement to host the Secretariat signed in August 2006.
The Secretariat’s role in programme coordination and management includes the following functions:
Technical Task Teams
Task teams are established by Council and contain representatives from the member countries. The task teams undertake tasks delegated by the commission include:
Committees report directly to task teams, not to council.