Governance

Recognising the limitations arising from the small size of our country; the local socialising habits; the tight family commitments; and the larger socio-political local culture, we have designed a Governing Structure that will help override particular difficulties for Good Governance.

In an attempt to overcome the particular difficulties, three levels of authority are have been designed in the Constitution:

  1. The Members General Assembly: It has the usual powers common in other civil society organisations but, furthermore, it ratifies the nomination of new members of The Philosophy and Strategy Board.
  2. The Executive Board: This is the governing body which is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the Centre. It carries the traditional duties and responsibilities of a civil society organisation, but within the parameters developed by the Think Tank Assembly (the Philosophy and Strategy Board meeting in a Joint Assembly with the Executive Board). Click here to see the current members of this board.
  3. The Philosophy and Strategy Board: This board, together with the Executive Board, compose the Think Tank of the Centre. The Board identifies, selects, and invites new members for participation. New members' participation take effect immediately but the are ratified by the next Members Annual General Assembly. Any intention to deny the ratification of any new member must to be explained in writing with the invitation for the General Assembly. This Philosophy and Strategy Board has the following two major responsibilities: (1) In a Think Tank Assembly with the Executive Board to develop the Philosophy and Strategy of the Centre, and (2) To secure Good Governance and Absolute Transparency in all operations of the Centre.Members of this Board are:Academics and Professionals in Humanities who, because of their specialisation, can bring to the Centre their scholarly skills and the latest developments in the personal and Group Development Methodologies.Notable Local Personalities who have demonstrated an ethical and peace-building attitude in political, media, economic, education, cultural, and or any other expression of public affairs.Click here to see the current members of this Board
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