The Africa Liberal Network held a Strategic meeting during the LI Congress which took place in Marrakech 9-11 November 2006. The meeting was coordinated by ALN Officer Imen Trabelsi, Chaired by Pr. Ibrahim Lipumba (Chairman of Tanzania’s Civic United Front ) and attended by representatives of member parties as well as representatives of non-member African parties and other international institutions.
The meeting provided an opportunity for member parties to discuss the future direction of the network, how to make it more effective and responsive to the needs of its members and to put in place a structure that will improve the way it functions.
During the meeting, the proposed ALN Constitution was unanimously adopted after members have had the chance to make their comments and propose amendments. Among the provisions agreed was the creation of an Executive Committee (EC) which will take the lead in coordinating the activities of the Network and setting the agenda for its future work. The EC will be made up of a President who, among other things, will represent the ALN worldwide; five Vice-Presidents representing the five regions of Africa; and a Treasurer.
Another notable provision was to open the network to liberal organisations and individuals.
Member parties also approved the introduction of annual membership fees of US$600 for full memebrs, US$300 for observer members and US$50 for associate members. This was regarded as an expression of their commitment to the ALN and their determination to make it work