PROVIA is serviced by a compact Secretariat located at the UN Environment Programme headquarters in Nairobi. The Secretariat also serves as a secretariat for the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and is responsible for project management and day-to-day administration of the programme. Additional tasks and functions of the Secretariat include logistical preparations for meetings, preparation and dissemination of documents and information, maintenance of the website, and general support to the SSC.
The governing body of PROVIA is an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). The SSC sets the general scientific direction of PROVIA and supports efforts to communicate findings to scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders. The committee also guides the Secretariat in the implementation of the Work Programme.
Scientific Working Committees are established by the SCC, on topical issues related to the programme of work, as needed.
The collaborative partnership will ensure coordination with relevant agencies and programmes of the United Nations system and provide support towards the implementation of PROVIA’s programme of work. At present, the programme is supported financially by UNEP.
Other affiliated partners, including climate change research related networks and research institutions are involved in the implementation of PROVIA’s programme of work. These partners are invited as observers in the
Scientific Steering Committee