The composition of the Technical Committee
The Technical Committee membership comprises:
Nine experts representing the different regions of the Agreement Area (Northern & Southwestern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southwestern Asia, Northern Africa, Central Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa) elected among all the Parties of the region in question;
- One representative appointed by each of the following organizations: the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Wetlands International, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC); and
- One thematic expert from each of the following fields: rural economics, game management, environmental law, and communication, education and public awareness (CEPA), selected by the Parties.
Observers of non-Party Range States and the Chairperson of the AEWA Standing Committee may be invited to the meetings of the Technical Committee. A maximum of four observers from specialized international inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations can also be admitted and in addition invited experts may be asked to contribute to specific topics.