Structure and Organization

FASE’s administrative and financial offices manage the budget and overall operations out of the national headquarters, along with the Planning Unit (UNIP), responsible for monitoring, evaluating and integrating all planned activities, and the Communications sector. This latter office, in addition to producing and reproducing institutional material, works to support the thematic fora, working groups and networks of which the organization is a member, thus providing a broader account of FASE’s work and its relationships.

To promote its objectives and causes, FASE also has six regional programs in the States of Amazônia, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso, Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro, which do the local implementation of strategies and actions in the Three-Year Plans. They work with the National Advisory Group (GNA), whose function is to integrate local experiences with the national and international dimensions of FASE’s activities. The GNA also alerts the entire organization to emerging issues and feeds into the work of the Executive Board (DIREX), which in turn provides guidance for the group. FASE also contributes to social struggles through its support funds: the Project Analysis and Advisory Sector (SAAP) and the DEMA Fund.

The DIREX is an executive decision-making body, backed up by the Expanded Management Collegiate (CGA). The Statutes and By-Laws also provide for the General Assembly and the Decision-Making Board as governing bodies. In addition, FASE has the National Executive Coordinating Council (CEN), an advisory body which is a key forum to discuss overall guidelines for the organization’s work.

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