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Preparing for the 16th General Assembly (Online)

The 16th General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium, 26 – 28 October 2020, will be convened virtually, due to the extraordinary circumstances this year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting will be conducted in English, Spanish, and French and there will be simultaneous translation among these languages. Before the GA itself, there will be various preparatory meetings. Please check this page regularly for updates.

The 16th General Assembly will be conducted on the Zoom videoconferencing platform, using the ‘Meeting’ format. Participants are kindly requested to register using the link provided to all Members and Honorary members via email. If you have not received this email, please contact the Membership Engagement Coordinator or Programme Manager.

The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the ICCA Consortium and is composed of all its Members. The Ordinary General Assembly meets every year at the call of the Council.

 

 

Please pay specific attention to the special procedure for registration.


REGISTRATION LINK has been emailed.

  • If you are an Honorary member, please insert HM in capital letters in the First Name field, and enter the full name in the Last Name field.
  • If you are representing a Member organisation, please insert Member in capital letters in the First Name field, and enter the full name in the Last Name field.

Participants can access Zoom from all devices. We strongly recommend downloading the Zoom App on your device for a better user experience. Please connect your device to a strong and reliable internet connection. Disconnect other devices from the internet that you’re not using during the meeting. Zoom requires at least 5 Mbps upload and download speeds for a very strong zoom connection.


Agenda

The full agenda of the General Assembly is available here.

Day One: 26 October 2020 14.00 – 16.30 CET

  • Welcome and adoption of GA Agenda by Teddy Baguilat – President of the ICCA Consortium
  • President’s report for 2019/2020
  • Round call of participating Consortium Members and Honorary members and invited observers
  • Report on the implementation of the Strategy and 2019/2020 Work Plan

Day Two: 27 October 2020 14.00 – 16.30 CET

  • Welcome by the President
  • Revision of Statutes
  • Governance Procedures
  • Membership Policy and Procedures
  • Treasurer’s Report for 2019
  • Appointment of Auditor of Accounts

Day Three: 28 October 2020 14.00 – 16.30 CET

  • Welcome by the President
  • Proposed 2021 Action Plan and Budget
  • Report from ExCo about the evolving governance of the Consortium
  • Presentation and election of nominated new members of Council
  • President closes the General Assembly

After party – once the Agenda for day 3 is finished
After a short break, bring your glass of wine or water, tea or coffee, chicha or lemonade, so we can toast together!


Renewal of the Council

The General Assembly 2020 will include the examination of any nominations for Council and any appointments made to Council during the year on an interim basis. Nominations for all vacant positions are open and you are warmly encouraged to submit nominations to the Programme Manager as soon as possible.

The General Assembly normally elects or reconfirms the members of the Council every three years. No member can serve in the same position for more than three consecutive terms. Nominations can be made by a minimum of two existing Consortium Members in good standing and/ or two members of the existing Council and/or a Member in good standing and a member of the Council. In light of the ExCo decision to waive monetary membership fees for 2020, the definition of ‘in good standing’ is: a Member will be considered in good standing if they have responded to the membership review or have provided 1 or 2 paragraphs giving an update of their work and connection to the Consortium.

A formal communication should be made to the Consortium’s Programme Manager by 12 October 2020 (at least two weeks before the foreseen date of the General Assembly) and should be accompanied by a brief CV of the proposed individual (maximum 1500 characters, including spaces) stressing ICCA-related experience and commitment, and a communication of the nominee’s acceptance to serve. Kindly find more information in the relevant section of our Operational Guidelines.

  1. Secretary of Council – Sudeep Jana Thing has held this position on an interim basis since May 2020 – nominations are invited
  2. Vice-president – this is a new role that will be proposed to the GA 2020 – in anticipation that the GA accepts this new role, nominations are invited
  3. Member with special responsibility for Theme on Documenting territories of life (two) – June Rubis has held this position on an interim basis since April 2020 and has been nominated to the position – nominations are invited
  4. Member with special responsibility for Theme on Sustaining territories of life (two) – Sarah Alakara has held this position on an interim basis since April 2020 and has been nominated to the position – nominations are invited
  5. Member with special responsibility for South East Asia – Peter Kallang has held this position on an interim basis since June 2020 and has been nominated to the position – nominations are invited
  6. Member with special responsibility for Northern Africa – position vacant – nominations are invited
  7. Member with special responsibility for Australia and New Zealand – position vacant – nominations are invited
  8. Member with special responsibility for Alaska and Circumpolar Northern Canada – position vacant – nominations are invited
  9. Member with special responsibility for sub-polar parts of Canada and USA, and English-speaking Meso- and South America and the Caribbean – position vacant – nominations are invited
  10. Member with special responsibility for Western, Central and Eastern Europe – position vacant – nominations are invited

Please note: for the vacant positions with a regional basis (roles 6 – 10 above) – under the current Statutes and Operational Guidelines, these positions are vacant and nominations are invited. However, it will be proposed to the GA that the revisions to the Operating Guidelines include a requirement that nominations for regional positions can only be made with the consensus of Members in the region.

 

Featured Photo: GA Candles 2019. © Sarah Ryder