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Member Updates March-April 2023
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In January 2023 it was passed by the SOS-International Board of Directors to instate a rotational presidency, ensuring responsibilities and perspectives across our different members are shared and platformed fairly.
We are inviting active members to apply for the role of SOS-International Presidency for a 2 year term from June 2023 – June 2025.
How to apply? Applications are through this online form.
There will be between two-or three-monthly board meetings of two hours per year, plus the general assembly, and it would be good to attend occasional (e.g. one a month) staff weekly meetings (one hour each), as well as attending UN events for us, like climate and biodiversity COPs (if we are attending), and occasional meetings with agencies like UNEP, and a few funding pitches too. There would need to be a regular monthly catch-up with us (SOS-UK, the hosting entity) as well. Find out more on the duties of the Rotational Presidency through this document.
The timeline is also outlined in the attached.
The presidency will go to an SOS-International member organisation and the SOS-International member organisation will need to name an individual to lead on delivering the presidency, if the organisation is selected.
The assessment criteria are based on the responses to questions 8, 9 and 10 in the application form. Q8 is worth 40%, Q’s 9 and 10 are worth 20% each, with the final 20% being our assessment of the suitability of the SOS-International member to deliver a successful presidency, based on what we know of the organisation’s engagement and leadership on sustainability recently.
The deadline to submit the application is the end of Tuesday 14 March 2023.
What’s next? Applications will be shortlisted by the SOS-International Board of Directors. Informal appointment of Presidency will take place in April, with this being ratified at the General Assembly 30th May 2023.