Public Comment

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Name: James Olorundare
Date:13 May 2023
Original Public Comment: ISPCP Constituency Charter Amendments
Other Comments

Here are the important issues highlighted with bullet points from my review and observation:

Confusion and delays in the decision-making process:

The expanded provisions for decision-making and policy positions could lead to confusion and delays in the decision-making process.

It is important to ensure that these provisions are clear and concise and that there is a clear process for making decisions.

Conflicts of interest:

The updated membership eligibility and disclosure provisions must be strictly enforced to prevent conflicts of interest.

It is important to ensure that all members of the ISPCP are eligible to participate and that they disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

Lack of transparency:

The new provisions on accountability and transparency must be carefully monitored and enforced to ensure that the ISPCP is meeting its obligations in these areas.

It is important to ensure that the ISPCP is open and transparent about its decision-making process, and that it is accountable to its stakeholders.

Outreach and Engagement Committee:

The formation of the Outreach and Engagement Committee is a positive step, but it remains to be seen how effective this committee will be in engaging with stakeholders and promoting participation.

It is important for the ISPCP to address these issues before implementing the proposed amendments. By doing so, the ISPCP can ensure that the modifications are implemented effectively and that the organization remains accountable and transparent to its stakeholders.

Summary of Attachment

Here are the important issues highlighted with bullet points from the given statement:

Confusion and delays in the decision-making process:

The expanded provisions for decision-making and policy positions could lead to confusion and delays in the decision-making process.

It is important to ensure that these provisions are clear and concise, and that there is a clear process for making decisions.

Conflicts of interest:

The updated membership eligibility and disclosure provisions must be strictly enforced to prevent conflicts of interest.

It is important to ensure that all members of the ISPCP are eligible to participate, and that they disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

Lack of transparency:

The new provisions on accountability and transparency must be carefully monitored and enforced to ensure that the ISPCP is meeting its obligations in these areas.

It is important to ensure that the ISPCP is open and transparent about its decision-making process, and that it is accountable to its stakeholders.

Outreach and Engagement Committee:

The formation of the Outreach and Engagement Committee is a positive step, but it remains to be seen how effective this committee will be in engaging with stakeholders and promoting participation.

It is important for the ISPCP to address these issues before implementing the proposed amendments. By doing so, the ISPCP can ensure that the amendments are implemented effectively and that the organization remains accountable and transparent to its stakeholders.

Summary of Submission

The statement highlights important issues regarding the proposed amendments to the ISPCP Constituency charter and proffered solutions, including confusion and delays in decision-making, potential conflicts of interest, lack of transparency, and the effectiveness of the Outreach and Engagement Committee. To ensure the success of the amendments, the ISPCP must ensure that the provisions for decision-making are clear and concise, that all members disclose potential conflicts of interest, and that the organization is transparent and accountable to stakeholders. Additionally, the effectiveness of the Outreach and Engagement Committee must be addressed before the implementation of the amendments.