The ENVSEC Management Board is the initiative’s key decision-making body and comprises representatives from each of the partner organisations, who chair it in turn on an annual basis. The Management Board provides guidance to the initiative on overall strategy, regional priorities,the ENVSEC work programme and the budget. The REC chaired the ENVSEC Management Board in 2013, the 10th anniversary of the initiative.
The initiative’s day-to-day activities are coordinated by the ENVSEC Secretariat, which consists of the Coordination Unit hosted by UNEP in Geneva, and four regional desk officers responsible for development, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of regional work programmes and information sharing. Participating countries provide complementary expertise in the form of dedicated staff — usually in the form of national focal points that represent national ministries of environment and foreign affairs.