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2 369 000 €
of financial resources in 2015
14 criteria
for project selection
10 governing bodies
for proper functioning of the association
FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

Donate in complete confidence

To ensure full financial transparency, Electriciens sans frontières has set up internal and external monitoring tools to ensure transparent governance and sound management of the resources entrusted to it.

Electriciens sans frontières is approved by the French Comité de la charte du don en confiance. At the request of associations who wish it, this body controls the organizations that appeal to public generosity. The four aspects of continuous monitoring by the Committee’s controllers concern: statutory functioning and unselfish management, rigorous management, quality of communication and fundraising activities, and financial transparency.

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Electriciens sans frontières’ internal control committee analyses the risks related to an activity and makes recommendations. It also ensures that the procedures of good governance and good management are applied by all the association’s delegations and its headquarters.

The independent accounting firm Certus assists the association in drawing up its annual accounts.

In accordance with its statutes, Electriciens sans frontières draws up the accounts of the association which have been certified as true and fair by the independent accountants Mazars, as these are submitted to them for their approval.

Our funds and expenditure

Electriciens sans frontières receives financial support from various kinds of structures in addition to voluntary contributions, which are a particular asset to the association. The sustained commitment of public and private partners is also a sign of confidence that attests to the NGO’s high standards of management.

Income

Voluntary contributions

These are made as gifts and with no compensation. They correspond to volunteers, skills sponsorship, service delivery, donations of equipment and the provision of premises.

Financial resources

Financial support comes mainly from long-term partnerships with companies but also timely project financing from public and private actors and funds raised from the public.

Expenses

85% of financial resources are dedicated to undertaking social missions abroad. Similarly, 80% of voluntary contributions are in kind. The diagram below illustrates the overall expenditures by type and usage.

PROJECT TRACKING

Our project selection criteria

Electriciens sans frontières responds only to requests, which guarantees that they act only where there is demand and a need for staff. The choice of projects is based on specific criteria. These were developed collectively and are divided into three categories:

  1. Consistency with Electriciens sans frontières’ aims
  2. The project’s accountability
  3. Consistency with Electriciens sans frontières’ strategy

A practical guide to project development has also been developed with the support of the Groupe URD. It has 12 criteria, illustrated by examples of good practice, but also showing mistakes to avoid to ensure the quality of rural electrification projects.

A project's lifecycle

Gouvernance

Our authorities

The life of the NGO is regulated by 10 governing bodies, commissions and committees that gather throughout the year to ensure the proper functioning of the association.

General Assembly

Its role: approve the accounts and the management policy and activity report, vote on the budget, elect members of the Board of Directors and the Bureau, approve all resolutions submitted to it.

Board of Directors

Its role: determine the main aims of d’Electriciens sans frontières, adopt the budget and the annual accounts.

Bureau

Its role: provide Electriciens sans frontières’ day-to-day management.

Hervé Gouyet

President

Hervé Gouyet

President

Bruno Léchevin

Vice-president

Bruno Léchevin

Vice-president

Thierry Eve

Treasurer

Thierry Eve

Treasurer

Jean-Pierre Cerdan

General secretary

Jean-Pierre Cerdan

General secretary

Governing Council

Its role: ensure adherence with the values of the statutes and the rules of procedure, prepare the action plan, the budget and the organizational notes, approve projects that have received a favourable opinion from the Projects Committee.

Regional Secretariats

1 regional delegate
1 treasurer
1 projects officer
1 communication and partnerships officer

Projects Committee

Its role: check the compliance of projects with our eligibility criteria, develop and propose to the Board Governance tools and processes necessary for the development of projects, give the Governing Council an opinion on the projects submitted to it.

Communication and Partnerships Committee

Its role: ensure the development of the association’s partnership network, think about new ways of financing, offer diverse forms of support and help develop communication tools.

Treasurers’ Meeting

Its role: develop and adjust procedures and models of budgets relating to the origination, accounting and financial monitoring of projects.

Policy Board

Its role: deliver opinions on all aims and questions referred to it by the Board, the Governing Council or the Bureau

Internal Control Committee

Its role: ensure the principles of ethics and transparency, respect for commitments made, to the traceability of decisions, in respect of the delegations of authority and signature and the cycle of each type of activity.

FIND OUT ABOUT THE REGIONAL OFFICES

Alsace

The Alsace delegation has about 35 members and covers 2 departments: the Bas-Rhin (about ⅔ of the members) and Haut-Rhin (about ⅓ of the members). We are currently conducting a dozen projects at different stages of implementation. Every year, we take part in various promotional and communication initiatives at the local level with our partners, aimed at the general public, young people and the press, such as the Recycling Challenge and Energy Solidarity Week. Join us now!

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Aquitaine

The Aquitaine delegation is spread over 6 departments with 3 departmental offices in Pau and Bordeaux and in the Bayonne region and brings together about 65 volunteers. We carry out projects mainly in African countries but our volunteers are also involved in emergency and post-emergency situations. We are also raising awareness in France. Join us now!

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Brittany

The Brittany delegation covers the 4 Breton departments and has more than 60 volunteers. We carry out projects mainly in Francophone African countries as well as awareness-raising activities in France. Join us now!

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Burgundy - Franche-Comté

The Burgundy-Franche Comté delegation now has more than 70 volunteer members. We carry out projects mainly in Niger, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic and Madagascar in the fields of health, education and development, and in Haiti for emergency missions. We are also raising awareness in France. Join us now!

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Centre

The Centre delegation covers the 6 departments of the Centre-Val de Loire region. It has 40 members located in Touraine, Orléanais and Loir et Cher. Currently we are running projects in Africa mainly in Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville and Mali. We also participate and organise many events in France. Join us now!

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Headquarters

A special feature of Electriciens sans frontières' structure comes from the important involvement of its volunteers in governance, community life and projects. In support of the volunteers' actions and in order to carry out long-term and cros-functional activities for all delegations and projects, a team of employees etakes care of accounting, management control, the financial monitoring of projects and the association, and the search for partnerships and communication.

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Ile-de-France - Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Picardy

The delegation covers two administrative regions, the Ile-de-France and the Hauts-de-France. With more than 250 volunteers, we operate in many countries on every continent. Annually we lead forty projects in Africa (Senegal, Mali, Togo, DRC, etc.), in south-east Asia as well as in Latin America. We are also raising awareness in France. Join us now!

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Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc Roussillon delegation has 95 members present in 5 departments: Gard, Hérault, Lozère, Aude and Pyrenees Orientales. Countries with which were involved (projects in progress or under study) are: Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal and Togo. The delegation is also involved locally in primary schools as part of Recylum's efforts to make children aware of the need to recycle light bulbs. We also participate in and organise many events in France. Join us now!

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Limousin - Poitou-Charentes - Auvergne

The delegation extends on the Limousin (with two branches), in the Auvergne and Poitou-Charentes. Our volunteers intervene in all atypes of activity, including access to energy, access to water, as well as expert missions and emergency response to natural disasters. We are also raising awareness in France. Join us now!

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Lorraine - Champagne-Ardenne

The Lorraine - Champagne-Ardennes delegation covers eight departments and extends from the Vosges to the Aube, over 320km. Our delegation has seen its membership increase over the past 12 years, and it now has about 80 members. The projects we are carrying out are numerous and focus mainly on Africa and Asia. We are also raising awareness in France. Join us now!

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Midi-Pyrenees

The Midi-Pyrénées delegation covers 8 departments and has 70 members in this area. We need you to support us in our projects in order to carry out our activities in electrification and access to water for the poorest people in the world. You are teachers, craftsmen, accountants, farmers, engineers or retirees; we need your experience in writing, in social approach, in technical matters but also in human relationships. Join us now!

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Pays de la Loire

Based in Nantes, the Pays de la Loire delegation has some 60 active and retired members, mainly from Loire Atlantique, Maine et Loire, and Vendée. The main activity revolves around development projects. We also organize and participate in many events in the region. Join us now!

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Corsica

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Corsica delegation spans 6 departments and Corsica with three branches in Marseille, Cannes and Gap and brings together about 70 volunteers. We carry out projects mainly in Senegal, Togo, Benin, Vietnam, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Madagascar with more specific actions in refugee camps in Jordan, Bangladesh and Haiti. We are also raising awareness in France. Join us now!

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Rhone-Alpes

The Rhône-Alpes regional delegation is organised into 6six local branches and has about 150 members. The projects carried out by volunteers in the Rhône-Alpes region cover all areas Electriciens sans frontières' activities and the countries of intervention in recent years have included Burkina Faso, Senegal, Madagascar, Cambodia, Mauritania, and Cameroon. Rhone-Alpes' volunteers also participated in the emergency response during the most recent natural disasters in Haiti, the Philippines, Vanuatu, and Nepal. We are also raising awareness in France. Join us now!

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Upper Normandy - Lower Normandy

The delegation has about forty members, covering 5 departments (La Manche Calvados, Seine Maritime, Eure and Orne) and is currently carrying outprojects, at different stages of implementation. We also participate in and organise numerous events in France: communication with associations, CMCAS (Soulac 2016), lectures to schools on water issues (Métropole de Rouen), regular radio brodcasts, etc. Join us now!

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