International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Elections 2013

Presented here are the names of candidates for election to the Executive Board nominated by the Nomination Committee, together with their statements about themselves and their potential contributions as Board members. The names were selected from proposals made by National Committees, individual members (two from different countries for each proposal), and the Executive Board. There was a very strong response to the invitation for proposals published in the October 2012 Bulletin. The Nomination Committee considers that there is a good representation among the candidates for regions, specialisations, and experience.

This is the first time voting will be conducted electronically (by e-mail). There will also be an opportunity to vote manually in the first few days of the World Conference in Shanghai, before the General Assembly when the results of the election will be announced.

The deadline for voting by e-mail is 30 June 2013

Voting Procedure

All members are urged to participate in the election. Voters must be financial members of ICTM in 2013. Please renew your membership for 2013 before you vote if you have not already done so.

Your votes should be sent in a 
single e-mail message to elections2013@ictmusic.org.

Please include your name in the e-mail so that it can be checked against the list of financial members. Your name will be deleted from the ballot before the votes are counted.

Ordinary Members of the Executive Board are elected for a term lasting until the third Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly after their term has begun (typically 6 years), and are eligible for re-election only once. The President and Vice Presidents are elected for a term lasting until the second Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly after their term has begun (typically 4 years), and are eligible for re-election only once.

NOTE. In each category (Ordinary Members, Vice President, President) if you vote for more candidates than the number of vacancies, your ballot will be invalid and your choice/s for that category will not be counted.

Ordinary Members

There are three vacancies among the Ordinary Members of the Executive Board. Out of the list of nine candidates, you must choose no more than three names of candidates you wish to vote for. List the names of the candidates you have chosen under the heading Ordinary Members.

Candidates

  • David Harnish
  • Henry Johnson
  • Dan Lundberg
  • Tina K. Ramnarine
  • Margaret Sarkissian
  • Jonathan Stock
  • Razia Sultanova
  • Yoshitaka Terada
  • Xiao Mei


Vice President

There is one vacancy for Vice President. Out of the list of three candidates, you must choose one candidate you wish to vote for. Place the name of the candidate under the heading Vice President.

Candidates

  • Ursula Hemetek
  • Don Niles
  • Tan Sooi Beng

President

There is one vacancy for President. Out of the two candidates, you must choose one candidate you wish to vote for. Place the name of the candidate under the heading President.

Candidates

  • Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
  • Trần Quang Hải

Example of a complete ballot

Your completed ballot should look like this:

Ordinary Members

  • Name of chosen candidate 1
  • Name of chosen candidate 2
  • Name of chosen candidate 3

Vice President

  • Name of chosen candidate

President

  • Name of chosen candidate

Your name

Candidates’ Statements

Here you will find statements for all candidates (ordered by category, then alphabetically), detailing their curriculum, involvement with ICTM, and potential contribution to the Council, should they be elected.