2013 Election of Childwatch Board: Call for Nominations
Childwatch International invites nomination of candidates for the Board of the Childwatch International Research Network for the period 2013 – 2016. The Call for Nominations will remain open for a six week period commencing on Monday 3 June and closing on Monday 15 July 2013 to allow all nominations to be submitted for the new 10 member Board.
Childwatch International Research Network
2013 Election of Childwatch Board
Call for Nominations
The Childwatch International Research Network is an international research network of institutions and associations involved in interdisciplinary research on issues relating to children’s rights, development and well-being.
We are hereby inviting nomination of candidates for the Board of the Childwatch International Research Network for the period 2013 – 2016.
The CWI Board is responsible for implementing the strategies, policies and priorities set by the Key Institutions Assembly. (Please see: http://www.childwatch.uio.no/about/organisation/board/) The current Board, 2010 – 2013, was elected at the Key Institutions Assembly in Addis Ababa, December 2009. The President and Vice-Presidents were elected by Board members at their first Board meeting in New York in April 2010. While a new Board for the coming period would normally be elected at an Assembly of CW KIs, Childwatch is unfortunately not in a financial position to host a Key Institutions Assembly in 2013. Nevertheless it is considered important for the future of the Network, and the upholding of its By-laws, that the election of a new Board occur as planned this year.
The main responsibility of the incoming Board will be to build on the existing work of Childwatch and to secure its future by maximising the use of electronic communication strategies to link Key Institutions with each other and existing, and new, global partners.
Nominations can either be made by the candidate themselves or by another person. In the case of candidates representing Key Institutions, the nomination should be made by a representative of that Key Institution. In the case of other persons, they should be nominated by a member of the wider child research community. A short statement must be provided about the person being nominated (no more than one page) outlining their qualifications, expertise and ability to contribute to the Board and to Childwatch’s Aims, Ethos and Strategic Approach.
Deadline for submitting a nomination is Monday 15 July 2013 – please email the documentation to Natalia Qvortrup [email@example.com]
The Call for Nominations will remain open for a six week period commencing on Monday 3 June and closing on Monday 15 July 2013 to allow all nominations to be submitted for the new 10 member Board. Instead of the election being held at a KI Assembly, it will instead occur electronically via email. Jon-Kristian Johnsen, former CWI Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Ivar Frønes, Chair of the Childwatch Business Committee and one of the founders of Childwatch International,(email@example.com), have kindly agreed to act as the independent scrutineers of the election process and will be responsible for counting votes.
The members of the Board can be elected for a maximum of three periods. The President and the Vice-Presidents shall be eligible for election for a maximum of two periods. A minimum of eight of the ten members must be from Key Institutions. This means that two of the ten candidates may be from outside the Childwatch network and not members of a Childwatch Key Institution. Independent Candidates can nominate themselves, be nominated by a KI or by a member of the wider child research community. In all cases they must submit a one-page biography.
According to the By-laws nine of the present Board members may be re-nominated, if they wish to serve for another term. These are:
- Marta Arango, The International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE)- Colombia
- Elisabeth Backe-Hansen, NOVA (Norwegian Social Research)- Norway
- Norma del Río, Research Program on Infancy and Childhood, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Mexico
- Roger Hart, Children's Environments Research Group, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York-USA
- Anil Kumar, TATA Institute of Social Sciences-India
- Roseline September, South Africa
- Mary Racelis, Ateneo de Manila University-The Philippines
- Nermeen Murad, UK
- Nicola Taylor, University of Otago Centre for Research on Children and Families- New Zealand
For more information about the Key Institutions and the present Board, see http://www.childwatch.uio.no.
Board Election: This will be held during October 2013. Further details regarding the election process will be provided once nominations have closed.