Project Coordination Group
In 1986, on request of the AV Council, the Project Coordination Group was created in response to the need for a formal working group to interact with the Foundation for World Education (FWE) and Stichting De Zaaier (SDZ) for their yearly funding of Auroville projects and programmes. At the same time, there was a request from the AVI Centres to have funding requests from Auroville endorsed by an "officially" recognized Auroville body.
To stimulate the development of Auroville by:
Criteria for Evaluation of a Project
All projects applying for funding from Foundation for World Education or Stichting De Zaaier must pass through the Project Coordination Group, which decides on priorities according to the following criteria:
1. Need for the Project
2. Impact of the Project
3. Project Holder
There are other people currently engaged in work on a similar project:
5. Funding, Implementation and Viability
There are presently nine members who have been chosen by the group itself on the basis of the (key) role they play in a particular sector of Auroville's activities and their willingness to join and serve. The members are roughly representing Rural Development, Food & Agriculture, Environment, Development Group, Health, Education, Auroville International and Auroville in general. Although members are drawn from various sectors, everybody is asked to represent the well-being of the larger community and to make decisions from that perspective. There is no term of office.
All decisions are made by consensus. While reviewing the pending projects for the priority list, members who have an interest in a particular project may be asked to leave the room, so that the group can decide on selection without individual pressure from the stakeholder concerned.
The group meets about six times a year and publishes an annual report in the AV News.
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