Decision & Operation Structure helping deliver our Vision & Mission
The General Meeting is made up of the representatives of all member organisations, up to date with their membership fees. The number of representatives of the member organisations is limited to one (1) full member per organisation or one (1) alternate member who may sit in the absence of the full member. GIMAC Network holds a General Meeting at least every two (02) years. The time and place is determined by the Steering Committee.
The General Meeting
The Steering Committee is made up of the organisations elected by the General Meeting from among the organisations that have joined the network. The founding members of the association are members of the steering committee. The Steering Committee further elects the members of the Executive Board of the network from among the members of the Steering Committee. The Steering ommittee also defines the vision, mission, and objectives of the network, provides political and technical guidance, and designs the network association’s strategic plans.
The Steering Committee
The Executive Board provides overall direction and oversees legal accountability of the network through monitoring and evaluating the network’s strategic and financial operations. The Board is composed of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, the Treasurer, and the Secretary General. The Executive Board members lead the Steering Committee ex officio.
The Executive Board
The Secretariat is led by the Secretary General and is responsible for implementing the strategic and advocacy plans of the network. The Secretariat also responsible for membership engagement and advocates and promotes the mission, vision and values of the network at all levels.
Over the years the GIMAC Network has established relationships with partners such The AU Commission; Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD); Office of Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security (OSE WP&S); AU organs, African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR); The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA). Officials of the AU, UNECA and UN Women have often engaged in the Pre-Summit Meetings, chairing sessions and actively participating during the debates. In addition, the partners lend financial, logistical and technical support to the Pre-Summit Consultative meetings and beyond. Additionally, the network has signed Memoranda of Understanding with strategic partners interested in the Gender Agenda. These include Foundations, NGOs, government institutions and other UN agencies.