Please find enclosed the Report of the Commission on the ECOSOCC Election Process submitted to the 21 Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union and subsequent Council Decision on the same.
In accordance with this Decision the Commission is planning to take the following steps:
a) Extend the call for applications until 30 September 2014.
b) Carry out a sensitization and motivation campaign between July to September 2014. The period of July 2014 will focus on preparations and actual motivation and sensitization campaigns will be conducted as in August and September. We will be sending further information on the precise mission plan and actual dates, locations and regions.
c) It is our expectation that the Interdepartmental Committee of the Commission on Verification and Appraisal will complete its work on determining eligibility of candidates by October 2014.
d) Tentatively, actual elections will be conducted by the office of the Legal Council in November 2014. As part of the preparatory process, we will be liaising with the office of the Legal Council on election guidelines and election management procedures. As soon as we have the necessary details, we shall communicate the same accordingly.
e) We invite the African Civil Society community to mobilize itself to support this process. New applications are welcome as indicated and we will keep you informed of developments and mission plans as soon as the planning process is completed.