Last call for WAIPA Steering Committee Nominations

Steering Committee Election banner 2017


At this year’s World Investment Conference in Dubai a new Steering Committee will be elected for the 2017-2019 term.


The WAIPA Steering Committee consists of the following positions:

– One Presidency
– Two Vice-Presidencies
– Regional Directorships for;

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Central Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Asia and Southeast Asia
  • Oceania
  • European Union
  • Eastern Europe
  • North America
  • Central American and the Caribbean
  • South America

These positions are now open for candidacies with conditions and deadlines as instructed in Waipa Statutes and we invite all our members to raise their candidacies for WAIPA Steering Committee position.


What are the roles and expectations for those positions?

The responsibilities for positions include:

  • Ensuring the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly;
  • Appointing financial auditors;
  • Reviewing the annual report of activities prior to submission to the General Assembly,
  • Approving a Plan of Activities for the current and the following Calendar Year, according to the general objectives of WAIPA;
  • Reviewing of audit reports prior to submission to the General Assembly;
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned to it by the General Assembly;
  • Deciding on the exclusion of a WAIPA Member or Associated Member;
  • Interpretation and clarification of these Statutes.


How to apply?

The effective candidacy for each post must be supported by a Candidacy letter duly executed by the authorized representative in accordance with the candidate-member’s institutional documents.


Where are the nominations sent to?

Nomination letters should be addressed to, and sent in soft and hard copy to, the WAIPA Permanent Secretariat.


What is the deadline for nominations?

September 27th, 2017


When elections will take place?

At the General Assembly, on November 27th, 2017 during the World Investment Conference in Dubai.


If you are interested to learn more about the functions, requirements and mandate of the Steering Committee please refer to Chapter V and Chapter VII of the Waipa Statutes, or contact WAIPA Deputy CEO Ismail Ersahin at