There shall be a secretariat of the Forum which shall be headed by a Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer of the Forum shall be appointed by the Executive Committee, in a transparent and competitive process and on such terms and conditions of service as may be approved by the Governing Council.
The Chief Executive Officer shall be:
Head of the Secretariat; chief accounting officer; secretary to the Executive Committee; custodian of all records of the Forum;
The Secretariat shall comprise of such other professional,
Technical, administrative and support staff, as may be necessary for the performance of the functions of the Forum.
The Secretariat shall:
Be responsible for day to day technical and administrative activities of the Forum; Report periodically, through the Chief Executive Officer, to the Executive Committee on the activities undertaken; and Undertake any other duties that may be assigned to it by the Executive Committe