The Regional Stewardship Boards (RSBs) are a collective composition of the Specialized Leadership Boards (SLBs) within the Global Center for Risk and Innovation (GCRI). RSBs are pivotal in contextualizing and implementing GCRI’s mission and strategies at a regional level, ensuring that the unique challenges and opportunities of each region are addressed effectively.


RSBs are composed of chairs and key members from various SLBs. Each RSB represents a specific geographical region and includes leaders with expertise in various domains such as industry, academia, engineering, strategy, legacy, and stewardship.


  1. Regional Representation: RSBs represent the interests and needs of their respective regions within the GCRI, ensuring that regional concerns and priorities are integrated into the global strategy.

  2. Strategic Implementation: They are responsible for the execution of GCRI's strategic initiatives within their region, translating global objectives into regional actions.

  3. Coordination of SLBs: RSBs facilitate coordination among the different SLBs, ensuring that regional initiatives are synergistic and aligned with the overarching goals of the GCRI.

  4. Regional Adaptation of Standards: They oversee the adaptation of global standards and practices to meet regional requirements, considering local regulations, cultures, and market dynamics.

  5. Regional Collaboration: RSBs promote collaboration among regional members of the GCRI, fostering a cooperative environment for shared learning and innovation.

  6. Local Engagement: They are tasked with engaging local stakeholders, including government bodies, industry leaders, academic institutions, and civil society, to support GCRI's initiatives at a regional level.

Divisional Interaction and Support:

  1. Regional Division Support: RSBs provide guidance and support to regional divisions of the GCRI, ensuring that they have the resources and direction needed to achieve their objectives.

  2. Monitoring and Evaluation: They monitor the progress of regional divisions and provide feedback to the SLBs to ensure continuous improvement and alignment with global standards.

National Working Groups Collaboration:

  1. Formation of NWGs: RSBs assist in the formation and operation of National Working Groups within their regions, promoting active participation in GCRI's activities.

  2. Regional Collective Intelligence: They encourage the exchange of knowledge and best practices among NWGs, contributing to the collective intelligence of the region.

Policy and Strategic Oversight:

  1. Regional Policy Development: RSBs contribute to the development of regional policies and strategies that are consistent with GCRI's global mission.

  2. Strategic Planning: They participate in strategic planning activities, ensuring that regional goals are set and met in alignment with GCRI's long-term vision.

Engagement and Knowledge Exchange:

  1. Regional Forums and Events: RSBs organize and oversee regional forums, conferences, and workshops that facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration.

  2. Capacity Building: They focus on building the capacity of regional members, offering training, and resources to foster expertise in standard-setting and risk management.

  3. Liaison with External Entities: RSBs maintain and strengthen relationships with regional entities, including governmental organizations, industry associations, and other standard-setting bodies.

The RSB's collective composition of SLBs ensures that each region within the GCRI network is effectively managed and supported, with strategies and initiatives that are both globally informed and regionally focused. This regional governance framework is essential for operationalizing Nexus Programs in local contexts and for accelerating public participation in adaptive and responsive standard settings and normative frameworks.


GCRI harnesses the collective expertise of its Specialized Leadership Boards (SLBs) through a structured yet dynamic set of procedures, fostering collaboration and authoritative decision-making across its diverse arms. This cohesive approach ensures that the multi-disciplinary nature of GCRI's work is not only reflective of current standards and innovation trends but also anticipatory of future challenges and opportunities.

Engineering Leadership Board (ELB):

  • The ELB takes charge of engineering and technological domains, focusing on systems engineering, network infrastructures, protocol development, platform innovation, and the exploration of exponential technologies.

  • It is tasked with navigating the intricate landscape of technological advancement, aligning engineering projects with GCRI's strategic outlook, and setting standards that underpin robust, scalable, and secure systems.

Industry Leadership Board (ILB):

  • The ILB is the cornerstone for industry-specific standard setting, regulatory frameworks, and fostering innovation while managing risks.

  • It plays a critical role in translating industry needs into regulatory practices and standards, ensuring that the frameworks are innovative yet risk-averse, aligning with global best practices.

Strategic Leadership Board (STLB):

  • This board orchestrates GCRI’s strategic initiatives, forming partnerships and alliances that catalyze growth and strategic planning.

  • The STLB is responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic initiatives that expand GCRI's global influence, nurturing partnerships that are symbiotic, and ensuring that alliances are geared towards sustainable growth.

Legacy Leadership Board (LLB):

  • Charged with overseeing long-term infrastructure projects, investment strategies, and policy formulation, the LLB ensures that GCRI's initiatives have enduring impacts.

  • It focuses on the sustainable development of infrastructure, oversees significant investment projects, and crafts policies that underpin the long-term objectives of GCRI.

Academic Leadership Board (ALB):

  • The ALB steers academic pursuits, focusing on educational courses and credentialing systems that uphold GCRI's standards of excellence.

  • It is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through educational programs and ensures that academic credentials reflect the depth and integrity of GCRI's ethos.

Stewardship Leadership Board (STWLB):

  • Comprising the chairs of each SLB, the STWLB is responsible for the governance and oversight of National Working Groups (NWGs) and National Councils (NCs).

  • It ensures that the collective intelligence and strategic agendas of each SLB are harmoniously integrated into the NWGs and NCs, facilitating a coherent global-to-local implementation of GCRI's programs.

Regional and Global Integration:

  • All SLBs, through their regional Slack channels, engage in overarching strategy development and leverage the collective intelligence of all boards for informed decision-making in their respective fields such as engineering, academia, strategy, legacy, etc.

  • Each SLB member is vested with a vote in the General Assembly (GA) and participates in decisions affecting regional activities.

  • Regional Stewardship Boards (RSBs) elect two representatives for the Global Stewardship Board (GSB), a secretary for RSB activities, and a President responsible for the STWLB.

Division Leadership and Technical Councils:

  • Each SLB can nominate a Division Director (DD) and a Division Secretary (DS) to oversee the standardization Technical Councils (ending with 'S') within each focus country.

  • DDs and DSs join forces with the Division Manager from the Management Board (MGM) under the Central Bureau to form the Division Leadership (DL).

  • Each division has the capacity to host one DD from each distinct SLB (ELB, ILB, STLB, LLB, ALB), ensuring a diverse and representative leadership that transcends departmental boundaries.

The nexus framework not only ensures that the GCRI's initiatives are standard-compliant and innovation-driven but also that they are executed in a manner that reflects the organization's commitment to risk management, sustainability, and collaborative intelligence. Each SLB operates with a clear mandate and authority, yet remains intricately connected within the larger GCRI governance ecosystem, ensuring that the organization's mission is executed with precision, foresight, and unity.

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