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Governance and Management

Co-financed by the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean and the European Commission, the ALF is governed by a Board of Governors composed by representatives of those countries. The Board, which is chaired by Abou Bakr Hefny (Egypt), is responsible for approving the ALF programme and budget. The President of the Foundation is Elisabeth Guigou (France) and the Executive Director is Hatem Atallah (Tunisia) who manages the ALF from its international headquarters in Alexandria , Egypt.

The countries which form the Union for the Mediterranean, whose Heads of State and Government were co-signatories of the Paris Declaration for the Mediterranean, are: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.