At AHS we believe that the future of Africa is our business and we have a responsibility to reposition a brand that is synonymous with negative indicators of human development.
2. PURPOSE OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Today, more than ever, it is critical that Advisory Committees be involved in planning programs and evaluating the success of our collective efforts.
3. YOUR INTERVENTION
BOAF needs your input and a person with your experience and insight would be the perfect person to help determine whether the idea should be transformed into a legacy project that breaks new ground or whether there is still value to be gleaned from leaving the status quo ante, as it has always been the case.
4. WHAT BOAF SEEKS TO ACHIEVEBOAF
will provide a spectrum of services to members of AHS and interested third parties. Our organization’s motto is “We will do it right”. We intend to focus on filling a defined market need. The need is can best be illustrated by the loneliness that often accompanies first generation professionals and businesspersons who often find themselves without the support of friends, family, business and professional colleagues. The distance between decision makers and the people the lead increases every day to the extent that a convergence point becomes unreachable.
5. MANDATE OF THE COMMITTEE
The Advisory Committees have been set up as a structured way for members of AHS to share their opinions and perspectives, study issues, and develop recommendations in a focused small group framework.
6. RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD MEMBERS
Provide ongoing guidance to the Executive Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters and process.
7. ADVISORY BOARD PARTICIPATION
Each Advisory Board shall have ten participants in addition to the Chairman , who is the Chair of the Advisory Board.
8. ADVISORY BOARD ELECTIONS
The Advisory Board is elected by the Advisory Committee. The election process begins when the Chairman sends a call for nominations to the Advisory Committee.
9. WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
As a member of the Advisory Committee you will be expected to provide both informally and formally your perspectives and advice by phone, e-mail, personal contacts and letters on how best the project to document, profile and celebrate the individual and corporate brands that drive and are engaged in building Africa .
10. WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
This is a voluntary effort that relies on each member’s commitment to move the agenda forward. In each cluster, it is expected that a core group that will be formed that will have to agree on a calendar and frequency of meetings.
11. WHAT ELSE IS REQUIRED OF ME TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS ORGANIZATION?
All committee members would be invited and encouraged to assist the executive in networking, referrals and fundraising events. The executive may from time to time ask for additional recommendations, guidance and/or advice.
12. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I CONSIDER?
Your name and credentials will be listed in the official documents of our organization, and a brief bio and photo will be posted on our website.
13 WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF BEING ON THIS COMMITTEE?
A genuine feeling of knowing that you have assisted in building a financially literate and empowered Africa and that you personally had a hand in helping to enhance Africa ‘s capacity to respond to development challenges utilizing its own human capital.
14. HOW LONG WILL I SERVE ON THIS COMMITTEE?
The initial term for our founding Advisory Committees will be for 2 years. Additionally, each member will serve at the discretion of the executive, and will remain a valuable member of our team until such time as the member wishes to no longer serve. Advisory Committee members may certainly serve consecutive terms, with no limitations.
15. QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE JOINING YOUR NEXT BOARD
a) IS THIS THE RIGHT CAUSE AND ORGANIZATION FOR ME?
(b) WHAT CAN I, AND WHAT WILL I, CONTRIBUTE TO THIS ORGANIZATION?
(c) WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF BEING ON THIS BOARD?