Field Advisory Board
The TeamMx Field Advisory Board (TFAB), working together with the elements under its advisory and in response to agency request, creates and implements long-term sustaining criteria to help revolutionize the human condition at the community level and in the purview of global dynamics.
To a minor extent and with changes, the mandate provided to the TeamMx Field Advisory Board and its Field Advisory Units operate on par with the basic philosophy outlined by Participatory Action Research (PAR), based in part, on the “broad tradition of collective self-experimentation backed up by evidential reasoning, fact-finding and learning”.
The mandate is in agreement that research and action must be done 'with' people and not 'for' people, but also promotes the grounding of knowledge in science, human agency, social research, and an understanding human history. Enquiry is centered on the principle of the oneness of the human family, designed to make sense of the world through virtues, human commonalities, and spiritual receptivity.
The mandate expresses the extent of collective effort needed to transform human society systematically over the long-term, understanding that meaningful change can and will eventually emerge by achieving planned milestones that range into the distant future.
The TFAB simply cannot limit its attention just to planning for short-term goals, thereby being confined primarily to a reactive mode. Alongside short-term goals, due consideration must be given to longer-term scenarios (i.e., milestones) as projected desired outcomes. This is inline with Agency objective, an objective that operates alongside development professionals, academia, stakeholders, and civil society to consider and examine a wider range of policy and programmatic options and to cultivate a diversity of intellectual contributions to enrich the visioning process. The main idea is to move beyond minimum standards, narrow material goals, and compromised positions to cast a vision of prosperity that can capture the imagination and inspire the masses of humanity to work towards realizing a deliberate act of global solidarity.
To achieve this objective, the TFAB oversees a special function in it’s responsibility to carry out this Agency objective: By presupposing that criteria for achieving sustainable development is designed to contribute to establishing a bedrock for a new social and global order, one based on human commonality and the principle of humanity’s oneness; is capable of creating and sustaining conditions in which human beings can advance morally, culturally, spiritually, and intellectually; is rooted in the understanding that the transformation of society will involve profound changes in the individual as well as plans laid to achieve systematic milestones that over the longterm will ultimately create and place into effect those social structures necessary for the establishment of conditions which promote the moral, material, and creative capacities of individuals, communities, and institutions; and in carrying out this objective has sincere belief in the inherent goodness and essential spiritual nature of every human being.
The TFAB hosts and receives input from its Regional Field Coordinators (RFC), under whose guidance all TeamMx Field Units (TFU) perform their assigned duties. TFU’s function at ‘ground level’ responsible for collaborating across and within assigned geographic locales to work with stakeholder communities on issues related to planning a strategy for building inclusive and cohesive community life with dynamics crafted to advance human development in a global context.
The TFAB functions non-administratively, meaning that it operates without ‘power of authority’, but acts in an advisory capacity and as a facilitator for consultation on primary fact-driven processes inclusive to the agency’s core features. The TFAB, along with Regional Coordination and the Field Advisory Units, forms the coordinated and interrelated working relationship required to garner mutual trust and uncompromising support at ground level. Information and data receive by the agency from its advisories are, to the greatest extent possible, considered factual and resource-based, representative of solid input and analysis gained based on sound working relationships with respondents.
The primary functions of the TFAB is to assess, inform and advise, both up-channel and to those designated to receive such information. They keep channels clear for quick access to information, often needed to support collaborative efforts and decision-making.
The TFAB functions with a team leader decided by the group, who applies principles of consultation to group discussions and engages principles of facilitative leadership; and the advisory secretary records all group approved activities.
The internal operating structure of the TFAB is open-ended, meaning that the group must decide on individual functions assigned to each group member. It also decides its direction and requirements to fulfill its duties and to advance advisory operations.
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