Ministers, Executive Board Members, TEC and SEDAS
The Ministerial Meeting
This gathering of high-level governmental energy representatives is the supreme authority of the Forum. The Ministerial Meeting formulates the general policy of the Forum and determines the best methods and means of implementation; appoint the Secretary General, the Chairman and Alternate Chairman of the Executive Board; decides on GECF membership applications, and approves the Programme of Work and Budget of the Forum.
The Executive Board
The board is tasked with: Directing the management of the affairs of the Forum; Implementing the decisions of the Ministerial Meetings; and approving the program of work of the Secretariat, in accordance with the Statute of the GECF.
Technical and Economic Council
The Technical and Economic Council (TEC) is a new, permanent specialized body of the GECF. It is composed of Member Countries’ national representatives appointed by the Ministers, supported by technical staff and experts of the respective GECF Member Countries. The main objective of this technical body is to provide a framework for active and effective interaction and discussion on the technical and economic matters, share the views of the GECF Member Countries on technical and economic activities, and review the technical and economic research work undertaken by the Secretariat and required by the GECF Governing Bodies.
Special Envoy for Data and Statistics
The Special Envoys for Data & Statistics is a permanent specialized body of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), composed of national representatives from Member Countries (MC), appointed by the Ministers and supported by technical staff and experts of the respective MCs, to contribute in the achievement of the objectives of the Forum in accordance with the Article 3 of GECF Statutes.
This Technical Body was established to build official communication channels for Data & Statistics between the Secretariat and GECF Member Countries, with the aim to ensure the sustainability of the GCEF Data Exchange Mechanism through the gathering, consolidation, processing and analysis of data that is used in the elaboration of in-house studies, reports and publications carried out by the GECF Secretariat.