Electoral Committee introduces the procedure and schedule for the Election of MENA Representative at the HIC Board 2020-2024
Date: 31 May, 2020
The term of HIC MENA Representative, Mrs. Rajaa Kassab at the Board has expired. It is time, therefore, to elect your new Representative at the HIC Board for the next four-year term that will run from September 2020 through September 2024.
The Electoral Committee (CE) is composed of 4 members: The Electoral Committee (CE) is composed of 4 Members volunteers with gender/geographical diversity:
Ms. Maede Salimi (Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment – Iran), Mr. Taleb Brahim (Saharawi Union of Farmers – Western Sahara), Mr. Khalid Gindeel (Nuba Mountains International Association – Egypt/Sudan) and Mr. Mongi Chniter (Association pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Archéologique et Ethnographique de Boughrara – Tunisia). Mr. Khalid Gindeel has been designed as the EC Coordinator.
Note: none of the EC shall be Candidate for the position of Representative at the Board.
The overall process is supported by Mr. Ahmed Mansour (Program Officer – HIC-MENA) and Marie (HIC-GS) and 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 and or approved the following Procedure and Schedule for the elections, following the HIC Constitution and the HIC Bylaws.
Click here to read the HIC Constitution and here to read the HIC Bylaws.
Click here to download the Schedule* for the elections.
HIC Members Listing
Members that are in good standing are invited to nominate their candidate and to vote.
Click here to check if your organization is stated in the provisional Listing of MENA Members in good standing.
If your name is not listed, please contact urgently Ahmed at HIC-MENA Office at email@example.com or marie at HIC-GS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final roster of voters will be published on HIC-MENA and HIC-GS Websites and on the social media and also sent to the Mailing List on July 31st 2020.
Note: Each Member in good standing has the right to one (1) vote.
Nomination of Candidates
Call for nominations will be posted on HIC-MENA and HIC-GS Websites and on the social media and also sent to the Mailing List on May 31st 2020.
To download the Call to nominate Candidates, click here.
Eligible candidates must be also stated in the List of HIC Members in good standing.
Each Member in good standing will write an email between May 31st and June 15th 2020 to the 4 Electoral Committee Members (Ms. Maede Salimi: email@example.com, Mr. Taleb Brahim: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. Khalid Gindeel: email@example.com, Mr. Mongi Chniter: firstname.lastname@example.org) stating the name of the nominee and his/her organization.
Candidates’ profile and Eligibility
HIC Members representatives (women and men) 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 international level.
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 and tasks of Board Members
Eligible candidates should understand either English or French.
Click here to read the “Responsibilities of the Board Members”.
Validation of candidate’s nomination
Note: Self nominations will not be validated. Candidates should be nominated by at least three
HIC MENA Members in good standing in order to be validated.
Each Candidate must send a note to the EC with his/her nomination’s acceptance, a bio and a campaign brief.
His/her organization must send to the EC a note supporting the candidacy and include a brief statement indicating name and general activities.
All the documents must be received by the 4 EC Members between June 15 and July 15 2020, in order to be reviewed and translated.
Nomination must be validated by the EC on documents reception.
Validated nominations with documents will be published on HIC-MENA and HIC-GS Websites and on the social media and also sent to the Mailing List (July 16th 2020)
Campaign of Candidates
The validated Candidates will campaign by email, or phone calls, whatsapp between July 16th and August 15th 2020.
Call to Vote
Call to vote will be posted on HIC-MENA and HIC-GS Websites and on the social media and also sent to the Mailing List on August 15th 2020.
If you are organizational Members in good standing in the MENA region listed on the Roster of Voters, you should write an email between August 15th and August 31st 2020 to the 4 Electoral Committee Members (Ms. Maede Salimi: email@example.com, Mr. Taleb Brahim: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. Khalid Gindeel: email@example.com, Mr. Mongi Chniter: firstname.lastname@example.org) stating the name of a validated candidate and his/her organization.
Ballot must be issued in English or French and received by EC before August 31st 2020 (11.59pm GMT)
Reception, counting, register and verification of votes by the EC (September 1st to September 3rd 2020)
Results of Election will be communicated and published on HIC-MENA and HIC-GS Websites and on the social media and also sent to the Mailing List on September 4th 2020.
*Note: Members of EC can propose an extension of deadline for each step, as they deem convenient.
Let’s revitalize the region of MENA together!
Mr. Khalid Gindeel (Coordinator)
Ms. Maede Salimi
Mr. Taleb Brahim
Mr. Mongi Chniter