International Council

Responsibilities of the International Council (IC) of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association (IAA).

The roles and responsibilities of the IC are to:

  • Supervise the operational functions of the International Award Foundation (IAF);
  • Discuss and approve the agenda and arrangements for the Forum;
  • Act on behalf of the International Award Association (IAA) between Forum meetings;
  • Ensure that decisions made at the Forum are put into action;
  • Accept qualified National Award Operators (NAOs) into provisional membership of the IAA.

Meetings

The IC meets once a year, either at the Forum, International Gold Event (IGE) or at a specific IC meeting, depending where we are in the three year cycle of events. The most recent IC meeting took place in the Prague in November 2017. 

Members

The International Council consists of the Trustees and the Secretary General of the International Award Foundation plus 12 regional representatives who were elected at Forum 2015 (three per region to represent the interests of national operators and independent centres in their region) and eight Emerging Leader Representatives who were elected at the IGE in 2017. The Rt Hon The Lord Boateng PC DL, UK is Chair of the IC.  

12 regional representatives as elected in 2015:

Africa

Gambia

Sainey Drammeh, CEO and National Director

 

Mauritius

Maubarakahmad Boodhun, National Chairman

 

Uganda

Katende Mukibii, National Director

Americas

Bahamas

Jack Thompson, National Chairman

 

Barbados

Stephen Smith, National Chairman

 

Bermuda

Andrew Parsons, National Chairman

Asia Pacific

Bangladesh

Sayeeful Islam, National Chairman

 

Hong Kong

Joyce Chan, Chief Executive Officer

 

New Zealand

Karen Ross, National Director

EMAS

Czech Republic

Jiri Zrust, National Chairman

 

Finland

Mikko Varesmaa, Foundation Representative

 

Gibraltar

Michael Pizzarello, National Director

8 Emerging Leader Representatives elected in 2017:

Africa

Ghana

Jones Viduku

 

South Africa

Monica Murray

Americas

Barbados

Jamar Odwin

 

Cayman Islands

Renece Willis-Bazil

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong

Christopher Pang

 

Sri Lanka

Tharindra Arumapperuma

EMAS

United Kingdom

James McClements

 

Slovakia

Michaela Misilova

The Foundation and International Council thank the outgoing Emerging Leader Representatives for their dedication and commitment to the development of the Award over the last three years.

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