The purpose of the Global Reading Network’s (GRN) Steering Committee is to provide strategic direction to the network. The GRN is supported through Reading within Reach (REACH), a five-year initiative (2014-2018) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by University Research Co, LLC (URC), with the goal of increasing the impact, scale and sustainability of early grade reading (EGR) programs in low- and middle-income countries. The Steering Committee is expected to maintain regular communication with the GRN Secretariat, which is currently embodied by the REACH initiative and its staff at URC.
The Steering Committee will be elected by members of the network. The Steering Committee will be comprised of 11 members representing the following types of organizations and institutions:
Steering Committee terms will be two years. Interested candidates may nominate themselves, or be nominated by others. Candidates or those who nominate them will be required to submit a brief application summarizing their relevant experience and interest for serving on the Steering Committee. Further details on roles, responsibilities and qualifications can be found in the GRN Governance Guidelines. To request a copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.