Regional Stewardship

The Regional Stewardship Boards (RSBs) play a critical role in the governance of GCRI, ensuring that global strategies are effectively adapted and implemented within specific regions. By facilitating regional collaboration and providing feedback to the GSB, RSBs help GCRI achieve its mission of mitigating risks, building resilience, and fostering sustainable development on a regional scale.


  • Regional Stewardship Boards (RSBs) possess the authority to adapt and implement GCRI’s global strategies within specific geographical areas.

  • They facilitate regional collaboration, ensure alignment with global directives, and propose regional projects for GCRI’s consideration.

  • RSBs have the authority to represent GCRI in regional forums, events, and discussions, promoting its mission and objectives.


  • Members: Each RSB is composed of experts, leaders, and stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and civil society within the region.

  • Selection: Members are selected for their expertise, leadership, and commitment to advancing GCRI’s mission locally, ensuring balanced representation of regional interests and perspectives.

  • Term: Members serve fixed two years terms to provide stability and continuity in regional governance.

Key Information:

  • Regular Meetings: RSBs meet regularly to discuss regional implementation of GCRI initiatives, monitor progress, and address regional challenges. Strategic planning sessions are conducted quarterly to align regional activities with GCRI’s global objectives.

  • Decision-Making: RSBs operate through a collaborative approach, aiming for consensus among members. Decisions are made through voting when necessary, with each member having an equal vote.

  • Reporting: RSBs report to the Global Stewardship Board (GSB), ensuring their activities are aligned with GCRI’s overall strategic direction.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Regional Implementation: Adapting and implementing GCRI’s global strategies and initiatives to suit regional needs and opportunities.

  • Collaboration: Facilitating regional collaboration among National Working Groups (NWGs), academia, industry, and government entities.

  • Representation: Representing GCRI in regional discussions and forums, promoting its mission and objectives.

  • Feedback: Providing feedback and insights to the GSB on regional challenges, opportunities, and progress.

  • Strategy Drafts: Proposing strategies for regional projects and initiatives for GCRI’s consideration and support.

Relations with Other Governing Bodies:

  • Global Stewardship Board (GSB): RSBs report to the GSB, ensuring regional activities align with GCRI’s global strategic direction.

  • National Working Groups (NWGs): RSBs work closely with NWGs and NACs to facilitate the local implementation of global standards and initiatives.

  • Specialized Leadership Board (SLB): RSBs coordinate with the SLB to ensure that technical and research activities within the region support GCRI’s strategic objectives.

  • Central Bureau (CB): RSBs collaborate with the CB for operational support, guidance, and resources necessary for executing regional activities effectively.

Meeting Structure:

  • Regular Meetings: Scheduled to discuss ongoing projects, review global updates from GCRI, and plan local initiatives.

  • Strategic Planning Sessions: Annual sessions to align regional activities with GCRI’s global objectives and identify key regional priorities.

  • Ad Hoc Meetings: Convened as needed to address urgent or specific regional issues, opportunities, or collaborations.

Accountability and Reporting:

  • Transparency: RSBs maintain transparency in their operations, providing regular updates and reports to the GSB and regional stakeholders.

  • Ethics and Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and governance in all activities and decisions.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Actively engaging with regional stakeholders, including members, partners, and external entities, to ensure inclusive and collaborative activities.

Integration and Synergy:

  • Collaborative Approach: RSBs ensure that regional activities work in synergy with global strategies, fostering a collaborative environment for effective decision-making and implementation.

  • Strategic Alignment: Aligning regional initiatives with GCRI’s global objectives, ensuring coherence and unified direction across all levels of governance.

  • Operational Support: Providing the necessary oversight and support to regional operational teams, including NWGs and Competence Cells, to ensure the smooth execution of GCRI’s mission.

RSB Asia

  • Mission: To address the dynamic and diverse challenges of Asia, focusing on regional security threats, technological advancements, and economic disparities.

  • Activities: Tailors GCRI initiatives to fit local contexts, emphasizing technological integration in industries, sustainability initiatives and cybersecurity resilience.

  • Composition: Includes leaders from diverse sectors such as technology, academia, government, and civil society from countries like Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea.

RSB Africa

  • Mission: Focuses on sustainable development, with a particular emphasis on environmental risks and economic stability.

  • Activities: Engages in activities that promote sustainable practices, improve infrastructural resilience, and foster innovation in healthcare and agriculture.

  • Composition: Composed of leaders from various African nations who bring local insights into the broader GCRI strategy, representing both the public and private sectors.

RSB MENA (Middle East and North Africa)

  • Mission: Concentrates on security issues, energy sustainability, and technological integration, reflecting the geopolitical complexities of the region.

  • Activities: Works on initiatives to secure critical infrastructure, promote energy transition, and support digital transformation in governance and industry.

  • Composition: Features a mix of experts from oil and gas, finance, digital transformation, and government sectors from countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Israel.

RSB EU (European Union)

  • Mission: Aligns GCRI's goals with EU policies on data protection, cybersecurity, and sustainability.

  • Activities: Coordinates closely with EU institutions to integrate advanced risk management practices and foster cross-border cooperation on cybersecurity and privacy.

  • Composition: Includes members from various EU member states, involving stakeholders from regulatory bodies, leading academic institutions, and the tech industry.

RSB North America

  • Mission: Focuses on enhancing cybersecurity measures, protecting critical infrastructure, and promoting public-private partnerships.

  • Activities: Implements strategies for risk management in sectors like finance, healthcare, and government, emphasizing cybersecurity readiness and response.

  • Composition: Consists of leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada with backgrounds in technology, finance, cybersecurity, and government.

RSB South America

  • Mission: Prioritizes issues of environmental sustainability, economic resilience, and social innovation.

  • Activities: Develops initiatives to combat climate change impacts, enhance agricultural technology, and improve urban resilience.

  • Composition: Features a diverse group of stakeholders from countries like Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, focusing on integrating local knowledge with global innovation practices.

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