The research and technical health institutes' constituency has one seat on the Gavi Board
The Research and technical health institutes' constituency is currently represented by the Aga Khan University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine / Center for Vaccine Development (CVD):
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta (Representative) and Samba O. Sow (Alternate) represent these institutes:
There is a Secretariat-facilitated process in place, where the Secretariat:
- works with the Board member and the constituency to develop the terms of reference for the seat;
- posts a call for nominations on the Gavi website, encouraging female candidates to apply;
- sends a call for nominations directly to research and technical health institutes within the Vaccine Alliance contact list, encouraging female candidates to apply;
- forms a shortlist to be interviewed by the subcommittee.
The subcommittee voices its preference for a Board member and alternate at the next Board meeting.