The 18th General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium will be convened virtually from 25-28 April 2022 from 12:00-14:30 UTC each day.
The General Assembly will be conducted on Zoom with simultaneous interpretation in at least English, Spanish, and French. 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 our Administration Coordinator (alison.p [at] iccaconsortium.org).
More information will be posted soon here about the agenda, preparatory meeting announcements, and calls to action ahead of the General Assembly.
Several Council positions are open for nominations ahead of the 18th General Assembly, with nominations due by 28 March 2022. Refer to Section 2 of the Governance Procedures for more information about the Council and Council nomination and election procedures.
Council nomination procedures
The General Assembly may consider nominations and elections for any Council positions that are vacant or when a current Council member has served a full 3-year term. To stand for election for a Council position, a person must be nominated by: (a) a minimum of two existing ICCA Consortium Members in good standing; or (b) one Member in good standing and one existing member of the Council. The person standing for nomination cannot nominate themselves. Members of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (especially those who are bona fide custodians of territories of life), women, gender minorities, elders and youth are particularly encouraged to stand for nomination to strengthen diversity, representation and intergenerational relations in the Council.
Council positions open for nominations
The following Council positions are open for nominations ahead of the 18th GA. ICCA Consortium Members are warmly encouraged to submit nomination forms to the Administration Coordinator as soon as possible and no later than 28 March 2022.
|Council position||Type of position||Status|
|Treasurer||Global level; member of the Executive Committee||Open for nominations; the incumbent (Colin Scott) is eligible to stand for a second 3-year term|
|Chair of the Membership Committee||Global level; member of the Executive Committee||Open for nominations; the incumbent (Aman Singh) is eligible to stand for a second 3-year term|
|Thematic representative for defending territories of life||Global level||Open for nominations; the incumbent (Pooven Moodley) is eligible to stand for a second 3-year term|
|Thematic representative for gender equality||Global level (new)||Vacant and open for nominations|
|Thematic representative for youth and intergenerational relations||Global level (new)||Vacant and open for nominations|
|Regional representative for East and Southern Africa||Region-specific||Vacant and open for nominations by consensus of the Members in that region|
|Regional representative for South Asia||Region-specific||Vacant and open for nominations|
|Regional representative for East and North Asia||Region-specific||Open for nominations by consensus of the Members in that region; the incumbent for East Asia (Yingyi Zhang) is eligible to stand for a second 3-year term in this revised role|
|Regional representative for East Austronesia and the Pacific Islands||Region-specific||Open for nominations by consensus of the Members in that region; the incumbent for Austronesia (Alifereti Tawake) is eligible to stand for a second 3-year term in this revised role|
|Representative for North America (subarctic, temperate and subtropical regions)||Region-specific||Vacant and open for nominations|
|Regional representative for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean||Region-specific||Open for nominations by consensus of the Members in that region; the incumbent (Felipe Gomez) is eligible to stand for a third and final 3-year term|
Important notes for the membership
Note about region-specific positions in the Council: In accordance with the Governance Procedures (Section 2.4.1), nomination of a regional representative in the Council shall be done by consensus of all Members in that region, ideally at a regional assembly or through another suitable decision-making platform that provides an opportunity for all Members and Honorary members in that region to contribute constructively.
Note for Members about being in good standing to nominate someone for the Council: Refer to the Membership Policy and Procedures (Part 2, Section 2.2.ii) to learn more about being “in good standing”, including contributing to the 2020 membership review and at least one form of voluntary collective action in the past year.
Council nominations received and eligible for election
The following people were nominated for Council positions and are standing for election during the 18th General Assembly:
Colin Hartley Scott Treasurer (member of the Executive Committee)
Aman Singh Chair of the Membership Committee (member of the Executive Committee)
Pooven Moodley Thematic representative for defending territories of life
Alifereti Tawake Regional representative for East Austronesia and the Pacific islands
Yingyi Zhang Regional representative for East and North Asia
Malika Virdi Regional representative for South Asia
Victor Boton Regional representative for the Sahel, North Africa and Horn of Africa
Their nominations were received in accordance with the process outlined below.
All current Members and Honorary members of the ICCA Consortium have been invited to access a private Loomio group where they can discuss the nominees and build consensus ahead of the General Assembly, as a complement to the live election process during the Assembly. If you are a Member representative or Honorary member and did not receive an invitation to access Loomio, contact email@example.com.
DAY 1 (25 April): 12:00-14:30 UTC
- Opening ceremony
- Welcome by the President
- Review consensus procedures
- 2021 President’s report
- 2021 Secretariat report
- President suspends the General Assembly to 26 April
- Open Space: Language-based breakout rooms for open discussion, song, dance, & activities
DAY 2 (26 April): 12:00-14:30 UTC
- Member spotlight
- Peer learning and exchange on the regionalisation process
- 2021 Council report
- 2021 Membership Committee report
- President suspends the General Assembly to 27 April
DAY 3 (27 April): 12:00-14:30 UTC
- Member spotlight
- Election of new Council members (part 1)
- 2021 Treasurer’s report
- 2021 Auditor of the Accounts’ report
- Session on organisational change
- President suspends the General Assembly to 28 April
DAY 4 (28 April): 12:00-14:30 UTC
- Member spotlight
- 2022 Action Plan and budget
- Appointment of Auditor of Accounts and Ombudsperson for 2022
- Election of new Council members (part 2)
- President closes the General Assembly
- Closing ceremony