Message from AFSEC President
I would first like to thank all the National Committees for giving us the mandate to steer the affairs of AFSEC during the extra-ordinary General Assembly Meeting in Cairo in July 2019. We accepted the opportunities and the challenges that go with such service, but little did we expect COVID-19 coming with its challenges.
I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the First President of AFSEC, Mr. Claude Koutua (2008-2019) and the first Executive Secretary, Mr. Paul Johnson (2008-2018) for steering the affairs of AFSEC through its teething stages, for more than 10 years. We are most grateful to them and many others who worked behind the scenes to bring AFSEC this far.
The year 2020 saw AFSEC holding a couple of Management Committee meetings and the first ever virtual AFSEC General Assembly Meeting, preceded by the 10th AFSEC Management Committee Zoom Meeting. The AFSEC Secretariat under the leadership of Eng. Mrs Omneya Sabry rose to the occasion with the provision of seamless translation services in English and French. The National Committees of Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia and Uganda participated in the General Assembly Meeting. The meeting adopted a number of standards and our Final Communication /Marketing Plan which will enhance AFSEC’s visibility to other organizations. I would like to thank all those who worked tirelessly on the documents, especially our IEC resource person, Ms Evah Oduor with support from PTB who continues to sponsor AFSEC’s activities.
During the meeting we elcted some new Technical Committee (TC) Chairs and Regional Representatives. As I congratulate the new officers, I would like to thank their predecessors for their invaluable contributions to AFSEC.