The Management Committee is a supervisory structure, of a non-management activity, which is established for every protected area and is organized at district level, presided over by the prefect or, where the environmental protected areas (EPA) comprise more than one district, by the prefect who governs the largest area of the environmental protected areas.
Protected Area (PA) management committee encompassing representatives of local stakeholders as well as those of institutions at the local and national level, is established in order to guide the implementation of activities that will provide technical advice and consultation platform for institutions that have the mandate to manage the protected areas or for institutions that have the mandate to perform sectorial management in the protected areas e.g. spatial planning, irrigation/water abstraction, etc. (that may include building institutional capacity in terms of more effective operations, organizational restructuring, strengthening human resources, law enforcement, etc.).