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Economic, Social and Cultural Council (CESC)

Date of entry: June 13, 2008

Member of AICESIS

Member of ILO

Contacts

Institutional characteristics

Establishment
Date of creation
May 4 2006
Year operational
2007
Nature of the texts that create the ESC (Constitution, law, decree, etc.)
Constitution (article 178, Title IX) - organic Law n°19/PR/2006 of May 4, 2006 – Decree n°042/PR/2007 of January 19 2007
Mandate

Consultation and advisory

The Council gives its opinion, analyses, and conclusions on economic, social and cultural issues, on the draft plan, on the implementation of economic, social and cultural programs. It can also analyze any matters on economic, social and cultural development. It can appoint a member of the CESC to present the Council’s opinion in front of the President of the Republic, the Government or the National Assembly. The Council draws the Government’s attention to reforms judged necessary and useful to implement in the country.
Decision making

Consensus

Composition

Non-specific

Number of members : 31 members

Process of designating the members (election, nomination, by whom, etc.):
26 are appointed by socio-professional organizations.
5 are appointed by the executive power (President of the Republic)

The Councilors are divided into 10 groups representative the main sectors of the social, cultural and economic life.

There are 113 full time employees.

Duration of the term: 6 years renewable

Management organes

Presidium

Bureau
There is a Bureau, composed by the President, a Vice President, a Quaestor and 4 Rapporteurs, and elected for 3 years renewable.
The President Cabinet is composed by:
- a particular secretary
- protocol service
- communication and public relations service
- translation service
- 6 technical advisors for Economic affairs, finance, trade, energy, agriculture, fishing, tourism and Craftsmanship / Education, training, academics, research / Health, solidarity and family, youth and sports, old people, associations, social protection / Sustainable development / Culture, communication, new ICTs / International cooperation

Secretariat

Administrative and technical secretariat
The administrative and technical secretariat is managed by the Secretary-General appointed by decree on the Council President proposal.
Reporting Institution

cabinet of president

Government

Budget
Souce of funding
The Budget is included in the State’s General Budget and voted by the National Assembly.

Functioning

Who convenes the ESC

The President of the Republic, the Government or the National Assembly convene the Institution. It has a legal right to issue.

Salary of members

The Councilors do not receive wages, just session benefits and refunds. However the members of the Council’s Bureau receive compensations.

Other

Affiliations: AICESIS – UCESA – UCESIF

Main technical areas of competencies

Environment Policy

Own-initiative opinion on Effects of the environment deterioration on the food security

Social Dialogue and tripartism

Own-initiative opinion on Dialogue social: support for a reconciled and peaceful Chad

Infrastructure Networks, Transport, and Energy Policies

Own-initiative opinion on Energy crisis

Own-initiative opinion on Socio-economic effects of the 5% oil revenus on the productive region

Social Affairs

Own-initiative opinion on Expensive life

Culture

Own-initiative opinion on Promotion of culture in Chad

Governance

Own-initiative opinion on the CESE role

Sub-committees/working groups

Education and Vocational Training

Commission for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (7 members)

Environment Policy / Sustainable development

Commission for Sustainable Development (7 members)

Financial and Economic Policies

Commission for Economic Direction and Finance (9 members)

Others (please specify the list)

There is also the possibility to implement ad hoc Commissions

Social Affairs

Commission for Social Affairs (6 members)