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From the Executive

FAWE elects new Executive Committee

Monday, 11 August 2008

FAWE elected new members to its Executive Committee at the organisation's 7th General Assembly held in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 to 31 July 2008.

The following FAWE members were elected to serve for the next three years on the Executive Committee:

  • Hon. Simone de Comarmond, Seychelles - Chair
  • Hon. Aicha Bah Diallo, Guinea - Vice Chair
  • Prof. Mary Okwakol, Uganda - Honorary Secretary
  • Prof. Monica Mweseli, Kenya - Honorary Treasurer
  • Hon. Rosalie Kama Niamayoua, - Congo, Member
  • Hon. Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo, Namibia - Member
  • Dr Fatou Sarr Sow, Senegal - Member
  • Hon. Catherine Abena, Cameroon - Member
  • Mme. Kankou Samassekou Traore, Mali - Member
  • Hon. Esi Sutherland Addy, Ghana - Member
  • Hon. Paulette Missambo, Gabon - Member

The Executive Committee is one of FAWE's two governing bodies. It meets twice a year and its functions are to:

  • provide overall policy guidance to FAWE;
  • approve the annual programme of work and the annual budgets;
  • facilitate FAWE's programming in the countries from which members are drawn;
  • admit new members into FAWE and submit these to the General Assembly for confirmation and ratification;
  • approve the creation of regional and national offices or other FAWE representation, including the recognition of National Chapters;
  • authorize or approve the expenditure which FAWE members incur in carrying out their duties;
  • appoint the Executive Director and approve the appointment of other senior officers of the Secretariat on the recommendation of the Executive Director;
  • manage, through the offices of the Secretariat, any of FAWE's properties vested in the Executive Committee;
  • explicitly handle the finances of FAWE;
  • receive the annual audited accounts and appoint the auditors for the following year;
  • represent and speak on behalf of FAWE at international meetings.

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