Call for Nominations of Board Members

ACT Ubumbano is a newly established voluntary association working with Southern African and European organisations for economic, gender and environmental justice. We do this by:

  • facilitating critical reflection on our social justice practice,
  • listening to and amplifying the voices of those most affected by injustice, and
  • supporting innovative and collaborative solidarity initiatives that seek to transform structures and relations of injustice and inequality in the region and globally.

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ACT Ubumbano is currently governed by its ‘founding Board’ comprising individuals from 11 participating organisations.

We invite nominations of persons in their individual capacity to constitute a new Board that will carry out the mandate stated in the constitution of ACT Ubumbano: “The Board is responsible for making decisions, and acting on such decisions, which it believes it needs to make in order to achieve the object of the organisation.”


A panel will be established to review nominations, conduct interviews, and make recommendations to the “founding Board” for a final decision to appoint.  The panel’s recommendations will strive to ensure a balanced representation of skills, individual gender identification and sexual orientation, geography, age, and race.

Nominees should possess some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in, or association with, development and / or human rights work in a community-based setting. [This can be evidenced in original reflection / thought in writing, conference presentation, etc.)
  • Commitment to social justice values and practice at community level [This should be evidenced in their involvement in community organising / mobilising work, or their association with any community-based work or institution that promotes social justice.]
  • Experience in governance structures and/or executive leadership [There should be evidence of previous experience of contributing to governance tasks through participation in governance structures/processes.]

Level of Commitment

The new Board will meet virtually or in person at least 3 times per annum. Members will be expected to participate in Board committees.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be submitted by email to by no later than 12h00 CAT on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Nominations must include the following:

  1. a brief nomination letter providing motivation for the candidate (the candidate may nominate themselves),
  2. confirmation of agreement by the candidate to the nomination; and
  3. the candidate’s CV (maximum of 4 pages) that includes contact details for 2 referees.