The term of HIC Middle East/North Africa Representative,
Ms. Rajaa’ Al-Kassab (RFWAR – Morocco), and Alternate Mr. Yahia Khawaldeh (Dana
and Qadisiyah Local Community Cooperative – Jordan) will expire in June 2014.
The Electoral Committee (CE) is composed of 3 members: Ms. Shereen Talaat
(Egyptian Center for Civil and Legislative Reform – Egypt), Ms. Wedad
Ekkerdaoui (Development Support Centre for Consultancy and Training – Egypt)
and Mr. Alam Gul Ahmadi (Agency of Consultancy for Training – Afghanistan). Ms.
Shereen Talaat has been designed as the EC Coordinator. The overall process is
supported by Mr. Rabie Wahba (Program Officer – HIC-MENA) and Marie (HIC-GS).
The process should conclude with the election of one representative and one
alternate at the Board for a 4 years term.
The EC carrying out the election process has prepared
the following Procedure and Schedule for the elections:
Composed of 3 HIC Members volunteers with gender/geographical
diversity, none can be candidate
Set a guidance procedure and a timetable for the
electoral process, including deadlines
Right to nominate and to vote (June 25th)
Definition of criterion about the right to vote
based on contributions’ criteria to the Coalition: either paid up or
participating/active Members (June 25th)
Issue of provisional voters list (June 25th):
Members can contribute until 7 days before vote period (July 6th) – Calls to
membership dues payment will be sent before opening vote deadline
List of voters will be published on Websites and
sent to the Mailing List (June 29th)
Each elector has the right to one (1) vote.
Nomination of Candidates (June 29th-July 13th)
Call for nominations posted on websites,
Facebook and sent to Mailing List in English and Arabic (June 29th)
Candidates should be nominated by at least one
HIC MENA Member
Men and women HIC Members working actively in
the MENA region engaged with housing, land rights and human settlements;
interested to combine local, national and regional contexts with the global
approach and to represent other HIC MENA Members with a global perspective at the
Eligible candidates are not elected as
representatives of their organizations, but as persons willing and able to
carry out the required representative responsibilities of the MENA region.
The HIC Board Representative and the alternate Member
must have gender/geographical diversity.
Responsibilities of Board Members
Subscribe to and act in accordance with the
objectives of the Coalition.
Representatives of HIC on a solidarity basis,
with no retribution (they are not paid).
Participate in Board Meetings and global events
with support for travel and accommodations (10 days once a year).
Personal commitment to assume the complete
mandate: for a four-years term appointment, only eligible for two consecutive
Eligible candidates should understand English or
Validation of candidates’ nomination
Candidates must send a letter with their
nomination’s acceptance, a bio and a campaign brief (July 13th)
Nomination must be validated by the EC on
documents reception (July 13th)
Validated nominations with documents will be
published on Websites and sent to the Mailing List
Votes (July 13th-30th):
Postal and electronic correspondence of ballots
to the EC mailbox (July 30th)
Reception, counting, register and verification
of votes by the EC (July 31st)
Results of Election will be communicated and
published on HIC Websites and Facebook and sent to the Mailing List (August
Members of EC can propose an extension of
deadline for each step, as they deem convenient.
Ms. Shereen Talaat (Egyptian Center for Civil and Legislative Reform –
Ms. Wedad Ekkerdaoui (Development Support Centre for Consultancy and
Training – Egypt)
Mr. Alam Gul Ahmadi (Agency of Consultancy for Training –
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