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ASARECA General Assembly

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The General Assembly is the oversight organ of the Association. It is a non executive organ of the Association. It consists of all stakeholders of the Association, the Business Committee; and the Board of Directors who are ex-officio members of the General Assembly.

 

Functions of the General Assembly

The General Assembly exercises the following functions: 

  • Review the strategies, priorities, and research programs of the Association
  • Approve and confirm members of the inaugural Business Committee proposed by the Board of Directors and to appoint members of the Business Committee
  • Formulate and approve the rules of procedure of the General Assembly
  • Elect a President and the Vice President of the General Assembly
  • Serve as a platform for the stakeholders to debate and identify issues affecting the Association and the development of agricultural research in the sub-region
  • Perform all other functions as may be conferred upon it by the Business Committee for the achievement of the objectives of the Association.

 

ASARECA Business Committee

 

The ASARECA Business Committee performs the following functions:

  • Discuss, debate and take decisions on all matters referred to the General Assembly by the members of the Board
  • Receive and review the periodic reports of the Association and such other reports submitted to it by the Board of Directors and make recommendations to the board accordingly in relation to the reports.
  • Approve, critique and make recommendations on the strategies, priorities and way forward of the Association.
  • Receive and review the medium term plan, strategy, management, priorities, budget, programs and progress of the Association and make recommendations there from to the Board.
  • Formulate and approve the rules of procedure of the Business Committee.
  • Perform such other duties as it shall from time to time be required to carry out by the Board of Directors.

 

Composition of ASARECA Business Committe

.The ASARECA Business Committee performs the following functions:

  • Discuss, debate and take decisions on all matters referred to the General Assembly by the members of the Board.
Receive and review the periodic reports of the Association and such other reports submitted to it by the Board of Directors and make recommendations to the board accordingly in relation to the reports
  • Approve, critique and make recommendations on the strategies, priorities and way forward of the Association
  • Receive and review the medium term plan, strategy, management, priorities, budget, programs and progress of the Association and make recommendations there from to the Board
  • Formulate and approve the rules of procedure of the Business Committee
  • Perform such other duties as it shall from time to time be required to carry out by the Board of Directors.

Composition of ASARECA Business Committee

 

It comprises a wide range of stakeholders representing ASARECA’s expanded stakeholder base listed below:

  • Agricultural Universities in the region
  • Representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture in the region
  • The Civil Society
  • Farmers’ organizations
  • Research and Extension Institutions
  • Development partners or donor institutions
  • Entities in the private sector engaged in Agriculture
  • Sub regional and regional organisations which shall include the Inter Governmental Authority on Development, the East African Community and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Women groups engaged in agriculture in the region.

Current members of the Business Committee