Governing Board of Administrators
The IIJ is guided and supported in its mission by an international Governing Board of Administrators (GBA), representing 13 governments and the European Union.
The GBA meets twice yearly to review the Annual Programme and Budget, to receive updates on the implementation of IIJ strategies (such as those guiding sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, and communications), and to approve partnerships. The GBA has adopted comprehensive policies on security, financial administration, personnel and procurement, and receives an annual independent audit of the Institute’s finances conducted by Deloitte.
In 2021, the GBA commissioned a Strategic Review to chart the Institute’s forward trajectory, both in terms of its thematic and geographic areas of focus, as well as its growth and leadership in the counter-terrorism and rule of law communities. The Executive Secretariat is working closely with the the GBA to implement the Review’s recommendations, in fulfilment of the IIJ’s mission and vision.
Spotlight: Government of Malta
Since its establishment, the IIJ Executive Secretariat has proudly called Malta – specifically the historic capital of Valletta – home. Malta provides a neutral learning environment where sensitive topics can be discussed in a constructive manner. Malta’s central location in the Mediterranean is easily accessibly for practitioners from across Africa, the Middle East, and the IIJ’s other focus regions.
The IIJ is very grateful for the Government of Malta’s continued support for our mission and vision. Malta’s commitment to the IIJ is reflected not only in its active participation on the Governing Board of Administrators, but also ongoing support from the President of Malta, HE George Vella, a partnership with the University of Malta’s Valletta Campus, and the Government’s in-kind and flexible financial contributions, supporting the future success of the IIJ.