The CAI-Asia Center serves as the secretariat of the CAI-Asia Partnership, a non-binding, multi-stakeholder network of government agencies, NGOs, research institutions, international organizations, and private sector firms committed to improving air quality in Asia.
Incorporation papers of the CAI-Asia Center were signed on 11 June 2007, establishing it as an independent legal entity. This marked an important step in the struggle for clean air in Asia. Through its new status as an independent organization, the CAI-Asia Center is able to take more proactive efforts in facilitating and strengthening the air quality management (AQM) agenda at the local, national, and regional levels. The CAI-Asia Center is based in Manila, Philippines.
The CAI-Asia Center is managed by the Executive Director who will be supported by five managers and six staff members.
The Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws of the CAI-Asia Center spell out the governance structure of the Center. The oversight of the CAI-Asia Center is exercised by its Board of Trustees, elected by the members of the CAI-Asia Center. The Board of Trustees is composed of seven members. Trustees serve for a term of three years and may be re-elected for a maximum of two successive terms. Read more about the Board of Trustees and the governance structure of the CAI-Asia Center >>
Membership in the CAI-Asia Center consists of (i) voting members (incorporators and Board of Trustees, stakeholder representatives, and funding organizations) and (ii) non-voting members (funding organizations, honorary members, ex-officio members). Read more >>
The activities of the CAI-Asia Center will be guided by a business plan. The business plan will support the realization of the outputs of the CAI-Asia Center for the period 2009-2010. Read more >>
The CAI-Asia Center Operations Manual is a synthesis of the guiding principles, operating policies and procedures that govern the general management, administration and financial management of the CAI-Asia Center in the exercise of its mandate. Read more >>