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The Apparatuses of the Mohammed VI Foundation of african oulema

CHAPTER IV:The Apparatuses of the Foundation

Article 11:The apparatuses of the Foundation are:

  • The Higher Council
  • The Executive Bureau
  • The Vice Presidency

The Higher Council

Article 12:The Higher Council shall be in charge of the general affairs of the Foundation. It shall decide on all the issues in which the Foundation takes an active interest and makes decisions that allow it to attain its objectives, namely:

  • To define the general orientations of the Foundation;
  • To study and approve the Foundation’s annual action program;
  • To examine the questions submitted to it by the President of the Foundation;
  • To discuss and approve the Foundation’s budget project;
  • To examine and approve the project of the Foundation’s rules of procedure;
  • To study the applications of the would-be members of the Foundation and to submit them to the President of the Foundation;
  • To approve the annual report on the Foundation’s activities and the financial report mentioned in Articles 23 and 25 below;
  • To take cognizance of the report prepared by a chartered accountant on the financial situation of the Foundation.

Article 13:The Higher Council of the Foundation shall be composed, in addition to the Vice President of the Foundation in his capacity as the president, of all the members of the Foundation.

The Vice President shall be appointed by the President of the Foundation from among the personalities reputed for their competency, their integrity and their scientific visibility.

Article 14:The Higher Council shall convene at the invitation of its president at least once a year and as necessary.

The invitation shall be accompanied by an agenda; it is sent to the members at least one month before the date the meeting is to be held.

Article 15:The chairing of the meetings of the Higher Council shall be entrusted to the person designated by the President of the Foundation.

Failing that, the chairing of the meetings shall be entrusted alternately to the Council members, according to the conditions set forth by the rules of procedure of the Foundation.

Article 16:The meetings of the Higher Council are valid if half of the members are in attendance. 

Decisions are made by consensus or by the absolute majority of the members present. In case of an even number of voices, the President shall have a casting vote.

Article 17:The Higher Council shall be assisted in the discharge of its tasks by specialized standing committees.

The Higher Council may set up ad hoc committees whose task is to examine particular questions relevant to its duties.

Article 18:The standing specialized committees shall include:

  • The committee on scientific and cultural activities;
  • The committee on Sharia studies;
  • The committee on the revitalization of African Islamic heritage;
  • The Committee on communication, cooperation and partnership.

The Foundation’s rules of procedure shall decide on the powers of these committees, their make-up and the terms of their operation.

The Executive Bureau

Article 19:The Executive Bureau shall perform the following tasks:

  • Take all the necessary measures to ensure the good functioning of the Foundation, work towards enhancing its performance and to monitor the follow-up of the implementation of its activities.
  • Set up projects and programs to be presented in the meetings of the Higher Council of the Foundation
  • Coordinate the work of the committees emanating from the Higher Council;
  • Examine the reports to be presented to the Higher Council, before submitting them to the latter for approval.

Article 20: The Executive Bureau shall consist, in addition to the Deputy President, in his capacity as President, of:

  • The Secretary General;
  • The chairpersons of the specialized standing committees;
  • The Financial director of the Foundation.

The Executive Bureau can invite to its meetings, any member of the Higher Council or any person that is not a member and whose expertise it deems useful.

Article 21:The Executive Bureau shall meet upon the invitation of its president at least once every two months and whenever it is necessary.

Article 22:The meetings of the Executive Bureau shall be valid when at leastone quarterof its members are present.

It makes its decisions incompliance with the terms of Article 16 below.

The Vice Presidency

Article 23:The Vice President is appointed by Dahir. His tasks are:

  • Managing the affairs of the Foundation and ensuring  its smooth operation;
  • Making provisions for the preparatory work necessary for holding meetings of the Higher Council;
  • Implementing the decisions made by the bodies of the Foundation;
  • Representing the Foundation to third parties and in court;
  • Signing cooperation agreements and partnerships on behalf of the Foundation and submitting them to the Higher Council for approval;
  • Preparing an annual report on the activities of the Foundation and submitting it to the Higher Council for approval.

The Vice President of the Foundation shall be the official spokesperson for the Foundation. He can appoint one of its members to deputize for him. 

The Vice President may delegate, under his responsibility, part of his powers to the Secretary General.

Article 24: TheSecretary General is appointed by Dahir upon the recommendation of the Vice President.

TheSecretary General assists the Vice President in the accomplishments of his tasks and ensures, under his authority, the management of the administrative affairs of the Foundation and the Secretariat of the Higher Council

Article 25: The Financial Director shall be appointed byDahir upon the recommendation of the Vice President.

The Financial Director shall be in charge of the management of financial affairs of the Foundation. He prepares its budget, and ensures its implementation under the authority of the Vice President. He collects revenues and authorizes expenditure, keeps his books and prepares the annual financial report on the financial situation, which he submitsfor approval after examination by the Executive Bureau, to the Higher Council.

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