AU Watch is accountable to a fifteen-person Governing Council. Governance responsibilities for the operation and management of the AU Watch reside fully with the Governing Council led by its Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and further assisted by ten sub-committees. In the day to day management of AU Watch, the Governing Council is assisted by the Strategic Leadership Group, who are all staff members. The Governing Council is responsible for agreeing overall strategy, setting policy, monitoring performance and promoting the interests of AU Watch. Our Council consists of people from all over Africa and around the world with expertise in (African) politics, media, security, human rights, research, policy, finance, fundraising and international development. You can think of our Governing Council as an Ideas Lab. So, we are always on the lookout for good quality candidates. Africa needs to improve the quality of its policies and decisions.