Management

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The course of actions of the Fund is established by the Council of seven to nine members, which comprises MPs, senators, and other experts experienced in development cooperation. The Chairperson of the Council is an Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for development cooperation. The Chairperson and the members of the Council are appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The day-to-day operations of the Fund are managed by the President of the Board, who is appointed for a three-year office term by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Council. The Fund is obliged to present a yearly report on the implementation of development cooperation tasks to the parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The Council

Andrzej Papierz – Chairperson of the Solidarity Fund PL Council and the Undersecretary of State for Polish Community Abroad, Consular Affairs, Public Diplomacy, Development Cooperation, African Policy and Middle Eastern Policy;

Konrad Głębocki – Law and Justice Party politician, Member of the Sejm (Polish Parliament);

Andrzej Marian Grzyb – Polish People’s Party politician since 2009, MEP, previously Member of the Sejm;

Małgorzata Golińska – Law and Justice Party politician, Member of the Sejm;

Andrzej Kosztowniak – Law and Justice Party politician, Member of the Sejm, mayor of Radom 2006-2014;

Anna Kwiecień – Law and Justice Party politician, Member of the Sejm, deputy mayor of Radom 2006-2014;

Andżelika Możdżanowska – Law and Justice Party politician, Member of the Sejm, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Development and government’s representative for SMEs;

Tadeusz Romańczuk – Law and Justice Party politician, Member of the Senate, councillor of Brańsk municipality;

Artur Warzocha – Law and Justice Party politician, first deputy voivode of the Silesian voivodeship in the years 2006-2007, Member of the Senate.

President of the Management Board

Maciej Falkowski – Warsaw University graduate of International Relations and East European Studies. Analyst at the Centre for Eastern Studies 2002-2010 and 2013-2017 – initially in the Russian Team, later in the Turkey, Caucasus, and Central Asia Team. First Secretary for Political Affairs at the Polish Embassy in Yerevan 2010-2013. Co-founder of the Kaukaz.net Foundation, long-term contributor of the New Eastern Europe magazine, and author of numerous publications on post-Soviet regions. President of the Management Board of the Solidarity Fund PL since 2017.