Association of Former International Civil Servants for Development – Greycells

  • What is Greycells? /FAQs: A group of retired international civil servants from organizations in Geneva has taken steps toward forming an association, named Greycells – Association of former international civil servants for development -, through which they can make their experience and expertise available, on a volunteer basis.
  • When? Greycells was formally established by a Constituent Assembly held in Geneva on 17 January 2008 … (about/FAQs 1/2).

Activities, Projects; News; EC report to GA 2010; Constituent Assembly; Statutes; GA; Links;

About 2/2 /FAQs: … /What are Greycells activities? Greycells deals with the areas of work of international organisations and is in a position to mobilize expertise in these fields.

The association carries out activities in the following domains:

  • Advices;
  • Coaching, training;
  • Briefing and support to delegations to international meetings or negociations;
  • Conférences, exposés;
  • Gathering and dissemination of relevant documentation and information enabling country representatives to contribute to debates;
  • Analyses, diagnostics in the field of development and assessment of technical cooperation needs.

Assistance to policy and strategy formulation on economic and social policy development as well as to the preparation of programmes and project proposals for their implementation in such areas as:

  • Labour;Agriculture;
  • Education;
  • Public Health;
  • Trade;
  • Finances (including micro-credits);
  • Governance;
  • As well as other specific aspects of development.

With whom does «Greycells» co-operate with? «Greycells» maintains contacts and co-operates with:

  • Intergovernmental organisations;
  • Diplomatic missions representing their country to international organisations;
  • Governmental institutions of developing countries and countries in transition;
  • Bilateral and multilateral development institutions;
  • Non-governmental organisations;
  • Private enterprises;
  • Foundations.

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