In accordance with Article 8.2 of the Constitution of the Registered Trustees of UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking, which states that “The Alliance shall invite members to submit nominations to the Board of Trustees at least 90 days before the AGM where elections will be held”, NREN Members of the UbuntuNet Alliance are invited to submit nominations of candidates for the Board of Trustees. Each NREN Member has the right to nominate up to two candidates. The nominations should be submitted to the CEO of the Alliance in writing, accompanied by the curriculum vitae (CV) of the candidate and a statement of acceptance of nomination by the candidate. Notice of the list of candidates will be given to the Annual General Meeting in the notice convening the meeting.
The Board of Trustees of the Alliance consists of nine people of whom, one – the CEO – is an ex-officio member. The Chairperson is identified through a process that is overseen by the Association of African Universities, and the CEO is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The other seven members of the Board of Trustees are elected by Members at the Annual General Meeting.
CEOs of NREN Members are requested to work with their Boards in identifying candidates. Such candidates do not necessarily have to be from the country of the NREN or the university and research community. The essence of the Board of Trustees is a group of individuals who have the complementary skills and experience to oversee the successful implementation of the strategic plan of the Alliance, rather than representing the interests of any particular NREN or other group. NREN Members are encouraged to read Article 8 of the Constitution of the Registered Trustees of UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking as additional background. The Constitution is enclosed for information.