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Gavi Alliance Board Meeting
29 -30 November 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR
1. Chair?s report
1.1 Finding a quorum of members present, the meeting commenced at 09. 13 local
time on 29 November 2017 . Ngozi Okonjo -Iweala , Board Chair , chaired the
1.2 The Chair started by expressing, on behalf of the Board, her appreciation and
gratitude to the gover nment of Lao PDR for hosting the meeting.
1.3 The Chair welcomed new Board member s and Alternate Board member s, as well
as Rob Moodie, Chair of the Evaluation Advisory Committee , and member s of the
IFFIm Board. She noted that departing members would be recognised for their
service at the dinner that evening. She regretted that a number of representatives
from the developing country constituency had not been able to attend this meeting.
1.4 She recalled that as WHO leadership is currently transitioning, and that WHO
representation to the Gavi Board is being finalised, she had exercised her
discretion as Board Chair to exceptionally permit Dr Princess Nothemba (Nono)
Simelela, Assistant Director General, Family, Women, Children and Adolescents,
to join the Boa rd at the main table for this meeting . Dr Simelela would be w elcome
to participate in the discussions but as an observer would not be permitted to vote.
1.5 The Board met in closed session on the evening of 28 November to discu ss a
number of items including the CEO?s annual performance review, a s well as a
preliminary discussion relating to successfully transition ing Nigeria from Gavi
support , which would be discussed further at this meeting .
1.6 Standing declarations of interest were tabled to the Board (Doc 01a in the Board
pack). The Chair noted that in the context of the items for decision on the agenda ,
there were a number of Board member s who would have conflicts of interest and
that these would be raised at the appropriate time and recorded in the applicable
parts of the minutes.
1.7 The Board noted its minutes from 14 -15 June 2017 (Doc 01b) and 7 July 2017
(Doc 01c) , which were approved by no objection on 15 August 2017 . The Board
also noted decisions approved by them by no -objection consent since the last
meeting (Doc 01d), namely the 2016 Annual Financial Report and appointments
to the Board and Board Committees.