The structure of ATCA consists of a General Assembly, a Board of Directors and a Secretariat.
The General Assembly
It is the supreme body of the Alliance comprising its members. It meets at least once per year either in-person or “virtually” on the internet. The General Assembly:
• Approves of the record of the previous meeting;
• Receives and examines annual reports of the Secretariat;
• Examines and approves audited financial accounts of ATCA;
• Ratifies as ATCA document any decision, declaration and other presentation of position;
• Elects members of the Board of ATCA;
• Elects the President of ACTA;
• Approves of amendments and provisions of ATCA statute;
• Decides referral in the appeal of decisions taken by the Board of Directors;
• Performs any other task given a mandate by the President.
The General Assembly may discuss any topic and make recommendations to the Board of ATCA and other bodies of ATCA.
The Board of Directors
It serves as the governing body of ATCA. It has eleven members, seven of which are elected democratically every two years, one from each of ATCA’s sub-regions in Africa. Four members are appointed as advisors by the Board. The Chairperson of ATCA is the principal officer of the Board. He/she works closely with the ATCA Executive Secretary and all ATCA Board members to ensure the effectiveness of ATCA and enhance its capacity. Click here to learn more on the Board. (On clicking, the reader goes to the Board of Directors).
It consists of the Executive Secretary, serving as the Secretariat’s General Manager and Secretary to the Board, and such other advisors and support staff as may be appointed from time to time. It conducts the daily activities of the Alliance, particularly in terms of coordination, networking, information and communication, capacity building, research, monitoring and evaluation and resource mobilization.