Our organisational and governance structure has undergone a total makeover and we have become an international network organisation, effective as of 1 January 2017. Almost a year later, we also changed our brand name from Vredeseilanden/VECO into Rikolto.
A Belgian Public Interest Foundation since 2017, Rikolto International s.o.n. is now operational and is managed by an International Board of Directors and an International Management Team composed of the directors of the different programmes in the various regions. International programme teams (clusters) focus on specific topics to work towards common goals and share expertise, and the international office takes on the support functions (finance, communications, fundraising, planning, learning and accountability etc.).
This Public Interest Foundation operates alongside the non-profit organisation Rikolto Belgium vzw (previously Vredeseilanden vzw), which has ultimate responsibility for all funds raised from Belgium donors.