The secretariat is the management unit of the Platform to support the implementation of the annual work programme, for which it has executive authority. The secretariat is hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany and administered by the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in Bonn/Germany.
The Platform Secretariat is empowered to act within the framework of the agreed annual work plan with executive authority according to the Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020. The Platform Secretariat’s principal task is to support the Platform membership in carrying out the three principal function of the Platform, namely knowledge sharing, advocacy and networking. The secretariat works very closely with the Co-Chairs on strategic directions of the Platform and supports the working groups of the Platform on specific themes of common interest and engagement in international events.