Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
HIC President Position Description
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HIC Position Description

HIC President


HIC Missions







Advocacy for recognition defence and full implementation of housing rights

§ Whistle Blower

§ Think Tank

§ Influencing housing policies and habitat agendas

§ Summing forces in WSF spheres

- Chair General Assembly and Board Meetings

- Communicate and represent HIC on global level

- Lead and orientate HIC declarations and be main spokesperson for HIC

- Attend WSF-IC commissions and meetings

- Lead the HIC spokesperson team

Strengthening  the people’s processes for a place to live in dignity

§ Articulating members´ experiences

§ Articulating actions with allies

- Be up to date on HIC matters

- Bridge actions with other networks


- Make calls for solidarity

- Denounce housing rights violations

- Attend events and campaigns of the allies

- Support specific issues of HIC members

Consolidating the Coalition

§ Cultivate HIC identity

§ Permanent evaluation

§ Management of the Coalition


- Represent HIC identity as the Coalition's spokesperson

- Communicate motivational messages to the Coalition

- Be in permanent contact with the General Secretariat

- Provide periodical open letters to the Coalition

- Supervise the execution of Board decisions with support of the Executive Committee

- Attend HIC structures’ meetings and support their independent fundraising





Covering all the functions


- Annual plan

- Annual report

- Open letters


Habitat International Coalition
General Secretariat