The Global Steering Committee (GSC) is delegated by members to further transform SuSanA from its current version into a so called SuSanA 2.0 and to govern SuSanA 2.0 on their behalf during the periods between triennial elections (every three year). As such, it is the principal decision-making body and governance vehicle during this period. It is responsible and accountable to members, primarily through the Annual Assembly, for ensuring sound strategic and financial functioning of SuSanA 2.0.
SuSanA in its current form is not itself an organisation or a legal entity but an informal network hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Bonn, Germany. More information here.
The GSC is responsible for governing SuSanA 2.0 between elections with prudence and wisdom, in the interests of the members and their priorities, and within the boundaries of the Host Organisation’s legal and fiscal responsibilities.
The GSC can form a smaller Executive Committee that can be more agile in making quicker decisions on behalf of the GSC. These decisions are expected to be routine and not major decisions that need deliberation and vote of the entire GSC. The scope of the Executive Committee’s responsibilities will be defined by the GSC. Any decisions of the Executive Committee can be reviewed by the entire GSC.
The positions of the GSC are voluntary and unpaid and each GSC member is expected to commit 3 to 4 hours per month.
The election results & recording of the Official Announcement of the GSC can be found here.
SuSanA is not an organisation or a legal entity, but an informal network of Partners and individual Members. All Partners and Members contribute resources to SuSanA under their own responsibility. If and when to transform SuSanA into a legal entity is a key question to be addressed as part of the change process towards SuSanA 2.0. The role of the GSC described below is to prepare and lead the way to SuSanA 2.0.
The election will be announced by the SuSanA secretariat on the homepage and via e-mail to all active SuSanA members. Voting will be online and ONLY for members that are registered. The vote will be anonymous, meaning SuSanA will only know if someone has voted but SuSanA will not have the information who voted for whom. To cater for all different time zones the election will have 4 voting days. During these days members will be able to vote after logging into their SuSanA account. The login assures that only registered SuSanA members are able to vote.
More information on the election 2022 can be found here.
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