Second call for nominations for WSSCC Steering Committee elections: SIDS region

Date: 17th August 2012

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For the SIDS regional seat on the WSSCC Steering Committee

All WSSCC members are eligible to stand for Nomination for a seat on the WSSCC Steering Committee and can vote in their region and in the global region elections.  Section 2 of the WSSCC Governance Document concerns membership of the Steering Committee and 2.4-2.5 concerns the election process.  This is the call for Nominations for the Small Islands & Developing States (SIDS) regional seat and one Partner Agency seat on the WSSCC Steering Committee.  If you wish to be a candidate or to nominate someone, please ensure all the requirements below are fulfilled:


  • You may nominate yourself using the “Nomination Form” or be nominated by another member.
  • The Nominee must have been a member for a minimum of 2 years.
  • The Nomination Form must have a minimum of five countersignatures – please refer to the “Checklist
    below.  The 4 WSSCC member counter signatories must be from at least 2 countries with no more than two members
    from any one country. Members can be contacted through the website. None of the counter signatories may be
    close relatives (i.e. parent, spouse, sibling or child). The Nomination Form must be accompanied by a short biography, a passport sized colour photograph and a brief manifesto.

The election rules may be found in the WSSCC Governance Document dated 10 October 2011 which are found here on the WSSCC website. Nominations will be reviewed by the Secretariat and then by the Chair supported by the election committee. This will be followed by the Election process which will be open to members registered in the WSSCC Region for which the Nominee is standing.


Timetable for WSSCC Steering Committee Elections  


17 July – 30 July extended to 2 September 2012

Request for Nominations

3 – 9 September 2012

Scrutiny of Nominations

10 September 2012

Announcement of Nominations

12 September – 3 October 2012

Election Process

4 – 11 October 2012

Scrutiny of Election process

12 October 2012

Announcement of Results


Please note that Steering Committee members are expected to attend all the Steering Committee meetings which
normally take place twice a year, usually in mid March and mid October in Geneva, Switzerland. The first Steering Committee meeting that you will be expected to attend will be held in Geneva on 1 & 2 October 2012.



The signed Nomination Form must fulfil
  the following requirements:



Countersigned by a National Coordinator or Steering Committee Member



Countersigned by 4 WSSCC members from at least 2 countries



A short biography (maximum 1 page)



  • A brief manifesto  of approximately 1 page giving details of
  • a) why the Nominee would be a suitable Steering Committee member, 
  • b) what the Nominee can contribute to the Steering Committee and
  • c) what the Nominee has accomplished in sanitation and public health in the past 5 years.



A passport sized colour photograph



I can attend the next WSSCC Steering Committee meeting.



Please send the Nomination Form to Please put in the email subject line “Nomination for WSSCC Steering Committee”.

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