How GHHIN works
The WMO/WHO joint office for Climate and Health and NOAA Climate Program Office provide coordination support. Voluntary leads from members to develop GHHIN priority activities are welcomed.
Stewardship & Leadership
GHHIN functions with a “light touch” governance structure. An ad-hoc steering committee has guided the network establishment and served to identify potential members of the Steering Committee that will be formalized later in 2017.
The nature of GHHIN is primarily global in scale, but due to intensive ongoing local and regional level activities, future regional nodes are envisioned to possibly be the most effective way to create communities of practice and exchange to respond to regional scale needs. Regional institutional partner lead(s) will be sought in the future to take responsibility for coordination, communication, and specific activities in the region. Regional leadership is expected to be voluntary, autonomous from any global coordination mechanism, and may be on a rotational basis depending on decisions made by the members of the regional node. The GHHIN Coordination team will support communication between the regional nodes, as is needed. GHHIN will encourage its members to foster bilateral or multilateral relationships to work together on common activities across regions that share common attributes such as climate, geography, or shared challenges/vulnerabilities. A goal of GHHIN is to identify such commonalities and to foster sharing and replication of sound evidenced based approaches or products.
The GHHIN will not be a funding or grant making mechanism. Members are responsible for raising and managing funds for activities that contribute to the GHHIN. Funding to support GHHIN coordination within founding partner institutions will be sought by the coordination team to organize meetings, support communications and other activities undertaken on behalf of the network .