All FOSSFA Liaison shall report to the FOSSFA Secretariat.
Duties and Responsibility
A Liaison is expected to form a students group of not less than 20 people within the area they represent.
The liaison shall inform both new and existing members on all relevant information about FOSSFA and introduce members within their jurisdiction about membership areas on all FOSSFA websites.
A Liaison shall assist in evaluating all membership applications within their country or sub-region, and make appropriate recommendations to the FOSSFA Council and/or Secretariat.
A Liaison may represent FOSSFA in all events in their country/sub-region upon approval by FOSSFA Executives.
A Liaison shall be the main FOSSFA contact in terms of FOSS related information and event within a country and sub-region.
A Liaison may be appointed as one to collect all FOSSFA related fees on behalf of the organization subject to FOSSFA Council approval.
A liaison shall keep an up to date FOSSFA member list, to be forwarded to the FOSSFA secretariat to update member list every quarter and remind FOSSFA members within their jurisdiction to pay their membership dues.
A Liaison may upon invitation by the secretariat join meetings relating to all the responsibilities listed above and as deemed fit by the FOSSFA Secretariat, FOSSFA Executives and FOSSFA Council.
In the event that any such activities listed may require reimbursement the FOSSFA Secretariat shall be informed before activities are carried out.
This position shall be same as the FOSSFA Council and may be renewable by members under their control or terminated by the FOSSFA Council.
The individual must be a FOSSFA member for at least one year and in good standing.
Have a PayPal account and/or a credit card.
Current FOSSFA Liaison
1.Cameroon - 2.East Africa - Evans Ikua Kenya - ikua[at]fossfa.net 3.Kenya - Bonface Witaba - bswitaba[at]yahoo.co.uk 4.Nigeria - Seun Samson Ojedeji - seun.ojedeji[at]gmail.com 5.Southern Africa - Keutlwile Leso - kaye247[at]gmail.com 6.South Africa - Arnold Pietersen - arnold.pietersen[at]yahoo.com 7.Tanzania - Edgar Telesphory - telesphory[at]yahoo.com 8.Uganda - Brian Ssennoga - b.ssennoga[at]gmail.com 9.Namibia - 10.Zimbabwe - Coley Zephenia - coley.zephenia[at]gmail.com 11.Togo - Laurent HOUMAVO - houmavo100[at]yahoo.fr 12.Ghana - Fred Yeboah - fredyeboah[at]gmail.com 13.Senegal - Karim Sy - karim.sy[at]maarch.org 14.Central Africa (Chad) - 15.Rwanda - Mushimire N. Fiacre - fiakre[at]gmail.com 16.Ethiopia - Asteway Shoarega Negash - asteway.negash[at]gmail.com 17.Southern Africa (Zambia) - Simon Banda - banda[at]zambia.co.zm 18.Benin - AMESSINOU Kossi - amessinoukossi[at]gmail.com
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