We hope this email finds you well, in your different corners of the world ?
We are delighted to announce the next face to face General Members’ Meeting and GIN conference.
The last one, as you may or may not know, took place in Bangkok in Thailand in November of 2016.
Last year, we held an online General Members’ Meeting in October to amend our founding documents and approve the 2019-2023 strategic plan. This year we will gather in person in Bogota, Colombia, from November 18-20 alongside the ILGALAC meeting. This is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss our work and research, strengthen the network, and attend to some administrative matters, including electing a new Board.
We have chosen to locate the meeting in Latin America because we have previously met in Sub-Saharan Africa and in South East Asia, and also in recognition of the fact that Latin America is the site of some of the most troubling shifts towards the right in the global political landscape. We hope to have many representatives from the region at the conference.
We have raised funds to cover scholarships for some participants, but our resources are limited, and we are therefore also putting out an open call to all of you who are able to self fund to attend the meeting. Registration and applications for scholarships will open in September, as will nominations and applications for Board membership.
We are attaching the Constitution and Bylaws (as amended last year), as well as the strategic plan for 2019-2023 to this email for your review.
Executive Director, for Board