Governed by the ICLEI Charter put in place by its founding Members, our mandate is to build an active and committed membership of local governments.
The association is democratically governed by its Members through a global Council. The Council represents ICLEI’s global membership by way of representative democracy. It is the supreme decisionmaking and oversight body of the global association and is composed of the members of nine Regional Executive Committees. The Council elects the Global Executive Committee, approves the six-year Strategic Plan, which is updated every three years, and receives the Triennial Report.
ICLEI Global Executive Committee
The Global Executive Committee (GexCom) is the representation of the members at global level. The GexCom is composed of nine regional representatives and up to six appointed members that represent portfolios of ICLEI work streams.
Through the Strategic Plan, ICLEI's membership sets the direction for the association's policies and programs. According to the ICLEI Charter, the Strategic Plan is adopted by the ICLEI Council at the Council Meeting, which takes place every three years. The Strategic Plan has a six-year scope but is revised and renewed every three years.
The Regional Executive Committee (RexCom) serves as the regional representation and policy-making body of the Members from the respective region. There are a total of nine RexComs - one for each ICLEI region - each composed of three to five members, elected from the regional membership.
The newly revised Regional Executive Committee for the Africa region of ICLEI, the “ICLEI Africa Committee” was established in June 2012 as part of the globally approved governance reform process within ICLEI.
The elected Committee members each lead one of the Committee Portfolios, which are strategically linked to strategic priorities and work areas of the ICLEI Africa Secretariat:
Mayor Abel Langsi (Chair)
Bafut Town Council, Cameroon
Portfolio: Economic Development, Livelihoods and Food Security
Mayor Martin Kysack Moyo (Vice-Chair)
City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Portfolio: Health, Water, Sanitation and Waste
Mayor Navin Ramsoondur
Portfolio: African Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Cities
Mayor Deriba Kuma
City of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Portfolio: Urban Planning and Design, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services