“Working for – and with African Youths for a Sustainable Africa is an incomparable experience!”
It is our pleasure to finally announce the results of the AYICC Finance & Fundraising Officer as well as the Regional Coordinator for Central Africa.
We sincerely congratulate the New Leaders and wish them well in office. The task ahead is huge and expectations are high, challenges are many but not insurmountable. The entire AYICC fraternity will always be there to cheer you on.
During the electioneering period nominations for two positions were re-announced.
We wish to thank the 6 very good candidates who sent forth their nominations for these two positions. We believe that all these individuals possess relevant skills and knowledge to take AYICC to the next level.
There were only 2 positions available, so only the votes had to decide which nominee should be considered for each position.
We sincerely thank the 166 (organizations and individuals) in the 13 African countries who took their time to cast their votes. We hope that this participation will go on beyond this elections; we are counting on it in days to come when addressing the many issues related to environment and sustainable development in Africa.
We wish to share with you the rules that we have abided by to count the votes in a way that we think is more fair considering the fact AYICC is a Pan African platform where each country has equal voting weight.
For each position, Each AYICC CHAPTER/Country had TWO VOTES for each candidate voted for. One vote for an individual and one for an organization.
Only votes from Africa were considered.
For Regional position, only countries belonging in the region of concern were considered for votes counting.
The candidates with the highest number of votes received (total of individual and organization votes) for each position stand elected for that particular position.
The results will are hereby announced on the AYICC list-serve and on website on this 11th day of February 2012.
These are as follows:
AYICC Elect Team:
1. Finance & Fundraising Officer: RHODA ROBINSON (NIGERIA – Female)
2. Regional Coordinator for Central Africa: BLONDEL SILENOU DEMANOU (CAMEROON – Male)
This list can also be found on the AYICC website: www.ayicc.net
For a breakdown of results please visit the document here attached or click here:http://tiny.cc/pfk0g
We congratulate the above new elect team and we ask all the new AYICC leaders to get in touch with the AYICC Election Committee confirming their availability for the position they have been voted for by Tuesday, February 14th 2012 at midnight.
They will be requested to sign an AYICC Leaders Commitment Pledge before they start office.
We wish to recall that AYICC is a voluntary-based network and as of now, no formal salary is given for any of the positions. However, there are a lot of learning opportunities in leadership, projects managements, networking opportunities, representing AYICC at various international fora among others. The position will open up many other networks from around the world. But be assured that there are more advantages in working for this awesome network.
The elect AYICC leaders will fully assume their roles starting from 1st March 2012.
We thank you for exhibiting patience where this process took a slightly longer time period than the others and where we were unable to keep up with the timelines due to the many other commitments members of the AYICC ELECTION COMMITTEE.
Finally we salute all the members of the AYICC Elections Committee for selflessly working on this.
It has been our pleasure and great learning experience doing this; we learnt a lot. We hope that in a small way we have contributed to the continued growth of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC).
Thank you! Merci Beaucoup!
AYICC ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
LONG LIVE AYICC! LONG LIVE AFRICA! LONG LIVE MOTHER EARTH