Statutes

TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER I CONSTITUTION

Art. First: it's created an international association under Swiss private law, non-profit called: Pan African Institute for Development (IPD).

Art 2: it is open to any individual regardless of race, sex, religion that adheres to these statutes and rules of procedure of the association. The title of "founding member" is known to people who have taken the initiative to create this association. The rights and obligations of members are defined in the rules.
CHAPTER II: THE SEAT

Art. 3:

    
the international association established its headquarters in Geneva and its General Secretariat in Douala, Cameroon.
    
The association may at any time move its seat in the Helvetic territory and its General Secretariat anywhere in Africa on a decision of three quarters of the members of the Board by secret ballot.
    
The association is managed in accordance with these Statutes, Rules, laws of the Helvetic Confederation applicable to international associations private nonprofit and headquarters agreements with African states.
    
A liaison office is established at Geneva. This office is headed by the Secretary General's representative for Europe.

SECTION II: OBJECT AND ORIENTATION
CHAPTER I OBJECT

Art. 4: Pan African Institute for Development aims to help, by all means in his power, economic development, social and cultural development of African countries, through training African leaders can take charge, at different levels , the action to be with people for their promotion and improving their living conditions.

Art. 5: from this perspective, the Pan African Institute for Development, among other forms of action that may decide the Governing Council, proposes to:

    
together in different countries and continents of natural and legal persons concerned by the problem of training for African countries in economic, social and cultural.
    
Develop between them and the public, a current of thought and activities conducive to solving development problems.
    
Seek ways economic, moral or material of any nature that solve the problem of training for development of Africa, to gather these resources and apply them to different concrete initiatives from IPD
    
Implement, organize and support, directly or indirectly, as necessary and within its means, training institutes, research and support projects working for social and economic development;
    
Promote any similar initiative from institutions or national or international organizations, public or private, whose principles and objectives are recognized by statutory bodies of the association as being consistent with its program of action;
    
Give support to any program and education project implemented in Africa, in the development field.

CHAPTER 2 ORIENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION

Art. 6: The association aims to be the exclusive service of Africa and its peoples. It prohibits any ulterior motive or influence of a party, religion, ideology, of a State or group of States. Its members can be of any race, nationality, origin or faith. She does not accept any donation or grant from a public or private institution that is subject to a condition contrary to his religious and political neutrality.
CHAPTER 3: GUIDELINES

Art. 7: recruitment, training interns and any other action taken under the auspices of the Pan African Institute for Development must meet the same standards of political neutrality and religious and absolute respect for the opinions and beliefs of others and, In general, the guiding principles of IPD.

Art. 8: students and staff of the Pan African Institute for Development or other agency operating under its auspices, are prepared to fulfill their future duties as a moral and intellectual technique to be able to apply the principles in the field of integrated development with the full participation of interested people and structures.
PART III: THE STRUCTURE OF THE IPD
CHAPTER 1: STATUTORY BODIES OF THE ASSOCIATION

S.9: statutory bodies of the association are:

    
members of the Community
    
the Board of Directors
    
the Executive Committee
    
the Steering Committee
    
the General Secretariat
    
Regional Directorates

Art. 10: in addition to these statutory bodies, subsidiary bodies can be created when needed, to ensure proper management of the association.

Art. 11: the structure and mission of the subsidiary bodies, if any, specified in the rules.
CHAPTER 2: THE COMMUNITY OF MEMBERS

Art. 12: members of the community is made up of individuals and legal entities meeting the following conditions:

    
be founding members of the association;
    
be a natural or legal person wishing to collaborate in achieving the objectives of the association and admitted as a member of the association as provided in the bylaws.

Art. 13: it aims to:

    
make proposals on all matters relating to life and development of the association;
    
advise on amendments to the regulatory documents and on any matter referred to it by the Board in particular regarding the dissolution of the association;
    
elect members of the Board.

Art. 14: the mode of community members is the home consultation.

Art. 15: for this purpose, the Chairman of the Board, president of the association, shall inform the members individually and in writing, to obtain their views on issues concerning the association. Members and seized send their answers by the same procedure.

Art. 16: well, they addressed to the President of the association, any proposal as they, individually or collectively important for the development of the association.
CHAPTER 3: SECTIONS OF NATIONAL OR REGIONAL

Art. 17: the association members belonging to one country or group of countries in a given region may be a national or regional section of the Pan African Institute for Development to better achieve the objectives. These sections may eventually acquire legal status in accordance with laws and regulations in force in the countries where they have established their headquarters.

Art. 18: the national or regional sections of the association shall be approved by the Board. It may, because of their location or their composition, assign specific tasks for which they are suitable, such as: study of a project control center or institute training, investigations, etc.. They report on their mission to the Board (Executive Committee), which has sole authority to decide these questions.
CHAPTER 4: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Art. 19: The Board is the highest authority of the international association. It consists of:

    
twenty members elected four (4) from each of the regions covered by the regional institutes and four (4) members outside the region;
    
the Secretary-General, ex-officio member, do not enjoy voting rights

Art. 20: the procedures for electing members of the Board are specified in the rules.

Art. 21: Membership of the Board of Directors is three (3) years renewable.

Art. 22: The Role of the Board is:

    
elect one (1) President (executive member);
    
elect two vice presidents who are members of the executive committee;
    
elect the Executive Committee,
    
appoint, on proposal of the Executive Committee, the Secretary-General, the Directors of Central, Regional Directors and Deputy Directors and to end their functions in the manner prescribed by the Rules of Procedure
    
Confirming the appointment and promotion of cadres from IPD
    
approve the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Membership of the association;
    
receive and consider the annual report of the Secretary;
    
retain a maximum of two non-African and three African members on the basis of election results, to fill vacancies;
    
revise the constitution and bylaws of the association;
    
receive and consider the annual financial report and audited financial statements of the association;
    
approve the annual budget
    
fix the amount of membership fees,
    
receive and consider an annual report of the executive committee on performance evaluation of the Secretary-General and Directors;
    
review and approve the annual work plan;
    
approve policies for managing human resources, strategic plans, relationships with regard to funding, developing and implementing programs;
    
ensure the sustainability of the IPD;
    
set policy on international relations, summon delegations to international conferences, etc.. ;
    
adopt the minutes of previous meetings.

 


Art. 23: The board meets in regular session once a year when convened by the Chairman. It may meet in extraordinary session at the request of two thirds of its members, the executive committee, the president of the association.

Art. 24: The quorum for meetings of the board is twelve (12) members.

Art. 25: decisions are taken by majority of members present and voting.

Art. 26: at the end of its mandate, the Board shall submit a statement of his term of community members.
CHAPTER 5: THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Art. 27: The Executive Committee consists of six (6) members:

    
or a one (1) that this is (the) president (e) of the Board;
    
two (2) Vice Presidents (es) of the Board;
    
two (2) other members elected a board of directors (1) woman at least;
    
Secretary General is a member ex-officio non-voting.

Art. 28: the mandate of Executive Committee members, except the Secretary General is three (3) years, renewable.

Art. 29: the collective role of the executive committee:

    
ensure proper application and judicious decisions and recommendations from the Board;
    
supervise the activities of the Secretary General and Regional Directors on the implementation of programs, research funding, budget control, personnel management, expenditure;
    
assess the general secretary and appreciate the feedback of Directors and Deputy Directors;
    
ensure that the role of Secretary General is a dynamic coordinator working for the promotion and development of the IPD in terms of infrastructure, staff and relations with funding agencies;
    
define the research funding in the general framework of the strategic directions of the Board;
    
receive and consider reports of budgetary control;
    
ensure proper management of financial resources;
    
prepare the agenda of meetings of the Board

s.30: The Executive Committee meets at least three (3) times per year as well as at meetings of the Board to discuss internal problems. It may also meet in extraordinary session at the request of the / of the President (e) or three (3) of its elected members. The quorum shall be three (3) members with voting rights.
CHAPTER 6: THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Art. 31:

    
the steering committee is the management authority of the association;
    
It offers guidance to the executive committee and educational research programs

Art. 32: its composition, its operations and activities are defined in the bylaws of the association.
CHAPTER 7: THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT

Art. 33: The General Secretariat is the organ of management and coordination of the association.

Art. 34: it is headed by a Secretary General, assisted by Central Directors.

Art. 35: the role and functions of the Secretary General and Central Directors are specified in the rules.

Art. 36: in his capacity as member of the statutory bodies, the Secretary General is required to respect and promote good governance and democratic principles of the association.

Art. 37: Secretary General is primarily responsible for formulating policies for consideration by the Board. The proposed policies are first discussed within the Steering Committee before being submitted to the Executive Committee which provides the Board of Directors.

Art. 38: Secretary General provides the secretariat at meetings of statutory bodies.

Art. 39: Secretary-General shall convene the Executive Committee and chairing its meetings for discussion and adoption of recommendations for the management of regional institutes. He reported on the work of the steering committee on the executive committee.

Art. 40: Regional Directors and the Directors are under the central authority of the Secretary General who evaluates and supervises their activities. The Directors submit written progress reports.

Art. 41: Secretary General shall exercise the disciplinary powers over the staff and inform the Executive Committee of all cases treated.
CHAPTER 8: REGIONAL BRANCH

Art. 42: regional institutes are operational units responsible for implementing policies and strategic plans of the organization;

Art. 43: Each regional institute is managed and run by a Regional Director, assisted by a Deputy Director

Art. 44: in his capacity as representative of the secretary general of the organization, the Regional Director shall respect and promote leadership that the organization wishes to exercise in improving the lives of African people and good management the institute.

Art. 45: the role and responsibilities of the Director and Deputy Director are defined in the rules.
PART IV: FINANCE
CHAPTER 1: RESOURCES

Art. 46: the main resources of the association shall consist of:

    
membership dues;
    
donations and grants from public or private sources whose objectives are compatible with those of the association;
    
fees charged for the contracted service rendered to third parties;
    
the interests of shareholders of the association.

Art. 47: the association can accept contributions, donations or grants offered or not a specific purpose, as well as funds provided by one or more donors in the form of partial or total ownership costs of specific projects.

Art. 48: the association may create one or more funds or foundations whose purpose and objectives are consistent with its own; or providing financial and technical support. Similarly, the association may receive support of a similar nature from these funds or foundations.
CHAPTER 2: THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES

Art. 49: the resources of the association not for a specific purpose are assigned by the Board to:

    
management fees and administration of the association;
    
social objectives of the association including the total or partial funding of educational expenses, surveys and meetings organized or financed by the association;
    
expenses for the creation, management or maintenance of schools, institutes, research centers and libraries directly or indirectly contribute to the training of development officers
    
award scholarships to future development workers in Africa and to its own executives;
    
payments of salary and allowances to staff their establishments

CHAPTER 3: THE AUDIT

Art. 50: the association's accounts are audited at the end of each fiscal year by an external auditor. They are then subject to the discretion of the Board.
TITLE V FINAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 1: THE COURTS

Art. 51: in case of dispute concerning the application of these statutes or rules of the association, only the courts of the association's headquarters, or the authorities of the association's headquarters or regional institutes as appropriate, are competent .
CHAPTER 2: DISSOLUTION

Art. 52: the dissolution of the international association "Panafrican Institute for Development" can be pronounced by the Board, after written consultation of all members of the association. The dissolution occurs only if at least two thirds of the voting members endorse this decision.
CHAPTER 3: THE ALLOCATION OF ASSETS

Art. 53: After delivering the dissolution of the association under the conditions described above, the Board of Directors decides on the allocation of assets of the association to institutions conducting similar activities or similar.
CHAPTER 4: THE AMENDMENTS

Art. 54: The Board may, at any session, amend these statutes to two-thirds majority of members present and voting, provided that the proposed amendments be placed on the agenda and submitted in writing to the members, sixty (60) days before the opening of the session concerned.

Art. 55: these statutes do not exclude the specific regulations issued by the Board of Directors and Executive Committee on specific issues.

Art. 56: these statutes repeal all previous provisions repugnant and become effective on the date of their adoption.

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