The motivation for the Community Advisory Group (CAG) is to have, as part of the governance stucture of SEACO, a formal mechanism for receiving advice about:
- How best to engage with the communities within which SEACO operates, to ensure long term sustainability of the research platform.
- Areas of research focus for SEACO that will maximise the benefit to the community.
- Approaches to the dissemination of research findings to the communities to maximise the benefit.
With the advice, the SEACO Board can then steer SEACO activities appropriately.