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Forus’ governance is currently ensured by two key bodies: the General Assembly and the Council.

Forus General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is the ultimate decision-making body. The GA is the privileged moment when members gather to decide together on our strategy, revise past activities and plan for the future. It takes place at least once every three years in the form of face-to-face meetings. Online GAs are convened whenever necessary. The GA is composed of one representative for each full member (National Platform). The Regional Coalitions participate in the GA where they can voice their opinions but do not have a vote. The last GA was held on 5-6 September 2018 in Santiago, Chile.

DOCUMENTS: Statutes (by-laws)
Forus Council

Elected every 2 years by the GA, the Forus Council is made up of 15 members, with a regional distribution of seats. Its role is to ensure the implementation of decisions and strategic and political orientation voted upon in the GA, ensure the coordination of activities and the proper functioning of the executive team, and report on its activities and management.

The Council is organised around an Executive Committee and 3 thematic committees:

  • The Executive Committee is composed of a Chair, 3 Vice-Chairs and a Treasurer.
  • The 3 thematic committees are Fundraising, Advocacy & Communication and Membership. Each of these Committees is facilitated by one of the Vice-Chairs.
Council members
AFRICA

Juliette COMPAORE

Council Member

SPONG, Burkina Faso

Samad SAIRALLY

Council Member

MACOSS, Mauritius

Clotaire LOUBELO NSILOULOU

Council Member

CCOD, Congo

ASIA

Soeung SAROEUN

Vice Chair

CCC, Cambodia

Gopal LAMSAL

Council Member

NGO Federation of Nepal

Mynyoung KIM

Council Member

KCOC, South Korea

EUROPE

Rilli LAPPALAINEN

Vice Chair

Finish NGO Platform

Inese VAIVARE

Council member

LAPAS, Latvia

Jean-Marc BOIVIN

Treasurer

Coordination Sud, France

LATIN AMERICA

Miguel SANTIBAÑEZ

Council Member

ACCION, Chile

José Ramon AVILA

Council Member

ASONOG, Honduras

Iara PIETRICOVSKY

Forus Chair

ABONG, Brazil

NORTH AMERICA

Sam A. WORTHINGTON

Vice Chair

InterAction, United States

PACIFIC

Emele DUITUTURAGA

Council member

PIANGO, Fiji Islands

MAGHREB

Abdelkrim CHAFIAI

Council member

Espace Associatif, Morocco