Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Call to nominate candidates for HIC President 2019-2023
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Source: Electoral Committee for President Elections 2019

Dear Members of Habitat International Coalition (HIC),

Warm regards from the Electoral Committee (EC) Members that are conducting the process for the election of the next HIC President for the 2019-2023 mandate. We have approved by majority the Rules of Elections and the Calendar that you will find attached.

We are now launching the process with the nomination of candidates starting today, Monday August 19th 2019 and lasting until Friday September 13th 2019 (11:59pm GMT).

We remind you that Eligible Candidates to the HIC President position shall be representatives of a HIC organizational Member in good standing for at least three (3) years at the time of the nomination (Paragraph 21, HIC By Law, 2014) and that Eligible Candidates shall be nominated by a minimum of five (5) HIC Members in good standing for at least one (1) year at the time of the nomination, and based in any region (Paragraph 22, HIC By Law, 2014).

The responsibilities of the President are described in paragraphs 54 to 61 of the By Law:

- Representing the Coalition and being HIC spokesperson on a global level.
- Lead and orientate HIC declarations such as making calls for solidarity or denouncing housing rights violations.
- Chair the General Assembly and the Board Meetings.
- Supervise the execution of the Board decisions and be in permanent contact with the General Secretariat.
- Attend the meetings of HIC Reference Centres and support fundraising processes.
- Attend events and campaigns of allies.

- Being proactive when tackling specific problems of the Coalition.
- Provide the Coalition regularly with reports of his/her activities.

According to the requirements of the HIC Constitution and the By-law, only organization Members in good standing with their contributions will have the right to nominate, be nominated and vote for the election of HIC President. Therefore, we now call on HIC Members with right to vote to actively participate in this electoral process in order to promote an opportunity to debate, exchange ideas and opinions on the mission and current and future tasks of HIC. If your name is not listed on the HIC Members with right to vote on August 19th 2019, please check the section "1/ How to be a member in good standing? Membership activation or renewal” on our FAQ here.

To check whether you are a HIC Member in good standing, click here. If you are not a HIC member in good standing, we urge you to become one.

Thank you for sending your nominations before Friday September 13th 2019 (11:59pm GMT) to our email that has been specially created for the matter of the President Election: ec-president2019@hic-net.org. We remind you that Eligible Candidates shall be nominated by a minimum of five (5) HIC Members in good standing for at least one (1) year at the time of the nomination, and based in any region.

Your email should state:
- your name
- the organization you represent

- your HIC member code (stated on the list)

- the name of the person you nominate as candidate

- the organization the person you are nominating belongs to

Best regards,

The Electoral Committee:
Graciela Maiztegui (Argentina), Irene Escorihuela (Spain), Barry Pinsky (Canada), Humphrey Otieno (Kenya), Khadim Dahot (Pakistan), Khalid Alkhawaldeh (Jordan)


Habitat International Coalition
General Secretariat