Who does what in DCG?

Board of DCG in Norway

The highest governing body of DCG is the board of DCG in Norway. The board makes the final decisions regarding DCG's strategy and its action plan. The current board consists of ADRA Norway, CARE Norway, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian People's Aid, Stromme Foundation and the Development Fund. The board meets regularly and is responsible for the general planning, the budget, the cooperation, and the implementation of DCG activities in close collaboration with the members of DCG in the different partner countries.

The secretariat of DCG at the Environmental House

DCG's secretariat is located at the Miljøhuset G9 (the Environmental House) in the center of Oslo. The secretariat provides feedback to DCG's board and works according to its mandate and the annual activity plan formulated by the members of DCG. DCG's secretariat further plays the role of a catalyst in order to ensure the management of the network, the dissemination of the information and the synergy between the different members and partners of DCG.

The national DCGs

There are national DCGs in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, and Soudan. The national DCG networks identify the research topics that deserve attention in each context. The projects are elaborated and implemented in cooperation between several members. The national DCG's also implement policy studies, organize and facilitate DCG workshops and seminars, and finally to engage themselves in network management and lobby at the national and international levels for issues linked to DCG's thematic focuses.


DCG has a collaborative agreement with the Department for International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at the University of Life Sciences (UMB) whereby Noragric plays a supporting role by providing strategic advice to DCG and general backstopping for DCG's regular activities. DCG uses Noragric's scientific expertise as an input to its work especially in DCG's working areas, food security and natural resource management in dryland areas.