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Dear African Chapter members,      

We invite any member of the African Chapter as of the date of this Call who is willing to devote the necessary time and enthusiasm to take over the management of this Chapter, to volunteer as a candidate for the following position:

  • Chair of the African Chapter

This position is not merely honorary but requires a real contribution of time and effort to organize the Chapter activities. The Chair should also engage other Chapter members to get involved in Chapter management and planning. Responsibilities include:

  • Chapter Annual Plan of Activities
  • Chapter mid-term and annual report
  • Management of Chapter budget
  • Communication with the MCAA Board
  • External representation of MCAA in the Chapter geographical area
  • Organization of two Chapter meetings per year
  • Chapter member engagement
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship

Candidates for Chapter Chair should be regularly residing in the region of the Chapter. Waiving of this rule is at the discretion of the MCAA Ex-Com upon request.

One person cannot be the Chair / Vice-chair of more than one Chapter or Working-Group. If a current Chair of either runs for this position and wins, they must resign their current Chair position.

As per the MCAA statutes, the Chapter Chair is an ex-oficio (i.e., non-voting) member of the MCAA Board. The Chapter Chair can take part online in all MCAA Board meetings and will be invited to join the MCAA Board meeting in conjunction with the MCAA General Assembly each year.

Any volunteer should send an e-mail to contact@mariecuriealumni.eu by midnight CET, 22nd of October 2020 stating the intentions to run with a short manifesto (up to 200 words). After the validation from MCAA, the list of candidate will be published in the chapter page.

If there are two or more candidates, an online poll will be organised to allow African Chapter members to elect their new Chair amongst these volunteers.

Once elected, the chair is expected to sever till August 2022.

If there are no candidates by the above deadline, the MCAA Executive Committee reserves the right to close the African Chapter altogether.

Further details concerning Chapter management are available at:

Finally, we sincerely thank Hossam Zawbaa for the service he provided as Chair of the Chapter. 

Best regards,

The MCAA Team

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