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GDIN Legal Structure

Neutrality: GDIN has been a non-profit corporation with tax exempt status under US Federal Law. (501(c)(3) since 2002  In 2007, it assumed other names, GDIN ClimateCaucusnetwor and ClimateCaucus Network.

GDIN is also politically neutral and is made up of experts and organizations from every sector in order to be sure that each sector can easily discuss issues and propose solutions to the others on an equal basis. In addition, though the model we have chosen encourages officials from each sector to take on management position in the secretariat and Executive, as well as in working groups and committees, (in order to take comparative advantage of their strengths) GDIN does not report to any organization. It is independent.  It does abide by the ethical rules of InterAction.org.

Legal Personality: To improve how GDIN hired, letscontracts, pays for research and eventually provides services and assistance to economically challenged disaster managers, GDIN2001 in Canberra, Australia charged the Executive Director and the Executive Committee with the responsibility of recommending a legal personality for the project by GDIN2002 in Rome, Italy.  This international mandate led to the incorporation of GDIN.   In 2007, GDIN board permitted ClimateCaucus.net to operate as a subset of GDIN.org, extended 501)c)(3) statusand then changed it name to reflect the new body of work.