• What is «Greycells»/ Association of former international civil servants for development?
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 was «Greycells» formally established?
«Greycells» was formally established by a Constituent Assembly held in Geneva on 17 January 2008.
• 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:
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 :
o Agriculture ;
o Education ;
o Public Health ;
o Trade ;
o Finances (including micro-credits);
o 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;
Private enterprises ;