ORGANIZATION


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NWO

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) is the legal entity that is accountable for the TANAP Programme. NWO manages also the finances and provide administrative support. A steering committee and a programme committee monitor the programme.

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Programme committee

A programme committee monitors the general progress of the programme. It is made up of experts in archival management and relevant fields of academic research. They are members of the committee in their personal capacity. The programme committee receives administrative support from the NWO.

The tasks of the programme committee are:

  • to guide the programme and further shape its content;
  • to assess the research proposals that are submitted in terms of their scientific quality and their suitability for the programme;
  • to foster lasting cooperation among the organizations and institutions involved;
  • to provide for quality control, monitoring the programme as it progresses and evaluating it after the initial phases have been concluded;
  • to ensure that knowledge is transferred, and that interaction with the steering committee is fruitful.
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Steering committee

The programme committee reports to the steering committee, which is responsible for policy and financial matters. The steering committee is made up of representatives of the organizations that are subsidizing the programme and / or conducting the research. The chairman of the Dutch National Commission for UNESCO chairs the steering committee. The committee receives administrative support from NWO.

The tasks of the steering committee are:

  • to decide, on the basis of the programme committee's suggestions, which research will be funded;
  • to approve the annual budget and annual reports;
  • to monitor, in consultation with the programme committee, the allocation of resources over the various programme components;
  • The committee is also responsible for fund-raising.
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Implementing organizations

The programme is conducted by the National Archives of the Netherlands (ARA) and the Research School of Asian, African and Amerindian Studies CNWS of Leiden university. The directors of these institutions are accountable for the projects and its day-to-day management.

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Project managers

Two project managers are placed in charge of the programme components and are responsible for conducting the projects. In view of the specific expertise required, most activities revolve around either archival management or the field of historical research.

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International committee

The international committee is associated with the Memory of the World programme. This committee is responsible for international coordination and fund-raising, and is made up of representatives of the national UNESCO committees, the Director General of UNESCO, and the Secretary General of the International Council on Archives.

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Financial means

The bodies that subsidizes the establishment of the TANAP programme are HGIS (a budget of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), NWO/Humanities, the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO), the Dutch National Archives of the Netherlands (ARA), the Research School of Asian, African and Amerindian Studies of Leiden University (CNWS) and the Dutch National UNESCO Commission (NUC).

The steering committee will establish the programme and budget for each year, on the basis of which NWO will disburse the funds to the various bodies responsible for conducting the projects.

Funds will be earmarked for the projects which the steering committee approves. NWO allocates, manages and accounts for the funds in accordance with its usual rules for the disbursement of public subsidies. As the programme progresses, other sponsors will be sought for additional activities.


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