AEPI is a non-profit organisation registered in the Netherlands with a governance structure consisting of:

A Management Board (MB) runs the organisation’s day to day operations and meets at least once every quarter. They handle both current business and plans for the future. The number of members of the MB shall consist of not less than four and not more than nine members. They elect out of their body a President, Vice-President secretary and treasurer.

The functions of the Management board:

  • Ensure and promote the aims and objectives of the organisation;
  • Publish the Annual report;
  • Operate the funds (donations and grants) and submit an annual financial report and financial forecast to Advisory Board meetings for comments and advice;
  • Establish country Parliamentary Groups wherever deemed fit or feasible;
  • Co-opt any person it may consider suitable for an office;
  • Carry out fund-raising activities and fulfil any formalities related to this function;
  • Determine the terms and conditions of employment of the staff of the organisation;
  • Make such rules and bylaws as are necessary for the functioning of the organisation.

An Advisory Board provides valuable advice and guidance to the organisation and ensures that there is African ownership. They hold a watchful eye to the future and provide oversight. New AB members shall be nominated in writing by the President or another member and agreed upon by vote.

The functions of the Advisory Board:

  • To ensure and promote the aims and objectives of the organisation;
  • To offers advice and guidance to the organisation, including its African ownership;
  • To provide oversight and monitor that decisions are made soundly and ethically;
  • To represent and promote the organisation.

A Directorate that is formed by the President , chaired by the top functionary and reports directly to the MB. The Directorate is responsible for implementing the strategy of the MB.

MANAGEMENT BOARD (MB)

The MB is registered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and runs the organization’s day to day operations and meets at least once every quarter. They handle both current business and plans for the future.

Mr. John Alexander Corrie
Mr. John Alexander CorriePresident
President John Corrie is a Scottish former conservative Member of Parliament and Member of the European Parliament and is Honorary Life President ACP/EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
Mr. Brendan Howlin
Mr. Brendan HowlinVice President
Brendan Howlin is an Irish Labour Party politician who has served as Leader of the Labour Party since May 2016 and amongst other posts as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform from 2011 to 2016.
Ms. Bodil Valero
Ms. Bodil Valero Secretary
Bodil Valero is a Swedish politician who had been a Member of the European Parliament since July 2014.
Ms. Katharine Bulbulia
Ms. Katharine BulbuliaTreasurer
Katharine Bulbulia was elected four times to the Irish Senate (Upper House of the Irish Parliament). She was principal political adviser to the Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) of Ireland for nine years. She is a specialist in professional regulation and knowledgeable about governance.
Mr. Joseph Lukyamuzi
Mr. Joseph LukyamuziMember
Joseph Lukyamuzi is Ugandan living in Belgium who has been a long time public servant working in an international multicultural environment.
Mr. David Chidgey
Mr. David ChidgeyMember
Formerly in the House of Commons, now in the House of Lords, Lord Chidgey is Co-Chair for the Africa Group and a Vice Chair for Sudan and South Sudan, and for Eretria. He is also Co-Chair for the Commonwealth All Party.

ADVISORY BOARD

The AB provides valuable advice and guidance to the organization and ensures that there is African ownership. They hold a watchful eye to the future and provide oversight.

Mr. John Alexander Corrie
Mr. John Alexander CorriePresident
President John Corrie is a Scottish former conservative Member of Parliament and Member of the European Parliament and is Honorary Life President ACP/EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
Ms. Martha Wangari Karua
Ms. Martha Wangari KaruaMember
Martha Wangari Karua is a former Kenyan politician, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Minister of Justice.
Ms. Bodil Valero
Ms. Bodil ValeroMember
Bodil Valero is a Swedish politician who had been a Member of the European Parliament since July 2014.
Mr. David Chidgey
Mr. David ChidgeyMember
Formerly in the House of Commons, now in the House of Lords, Lord Chidgey is Co-Chair for the Africa Group and a Vice Chair for Sudan and South Sudan, and for Eretria. He is also Co-Chair for the Commonwealth All Party.

POLITICAL ADVISORS

Ms. Els van Hoof
Ms. Els van HoofPolitical Coordinator Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage (West Africa)
Els van Hoof is a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives (Federal Parliament).
Mr. Prof. Omar Ndoye
Mr. Prof. Omar Ndoye Political Advisor Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage (West Africa)
Prof. Ndoye Omar, a duo citizen of Senegal and France, is a psychologist and researcher. He is part of a vast network in West African parliaments especially focussed on ending harmful practices.