GTTN employs a bottom-up approach where network members form Working Groups to develop GTTN core activities, with coordination and guidance from the Expert and Steering Committees.
Working Groups are developed according to GTTN core activities, producing a joint work approach and joint roadmap. WGs are made up of experts from any relevant background who are GTTN network members.
Each WG appoints a leader for the whole duration of the project who is also member of the Expert Committee. Expert contributions to the WG are voluntary and are optimally framed within institutional cooperation with GTTN.
The Expert Committee provides technical and expert support to the GTTN Steering Committee and acts as the link between the Steering Committee and the Working Groups.
The Expert Committee consists of WG Leaders, representatives of (up to 5) GTTN partner institutions and the GTTN Project Coordinator.
The Steering Committee provides strategic guidance and advice on project operations. It reviews and provides feedback on the annual report and reviews and approves the annual work plan. It decides how the WGs are established and necessary adjustments. It approves expert missions and provides guidance and advice to the Secretariat on planned project activities. It decides on the regional focus and location of the Regional Workshops and keeps an overview of potential new network partners.