The ALN Executive Committee met in Johannesburg, South Africa, 22-25 February. The delegates took the decision to the relocate the Secretariat from the Liberal Democrats’ HQ in London, where it has been for the past decade, to the National Head Office of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Cape Town, South Africa.
At the meeting Tim Harris MP (DA Shadow Minister of Finance), said that the DA would be delighted to support the continued development of the ALN in this way. The Liberal Democrats will continue to fund the Secretariat through their Westminster Foundation for Democracy programme during a transitional period up until 2015.
Following presentations on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Africa and the DA’s approach to fundraising, the Executive Committee agreed a fundraising action plan for the ALN. The participants also appointed a Treasurer, Bryan Julie of the Seychelles National Party (SNP), who will lead a Fundraising Working Group responsible for the implementation of the action plan. The Johannesburg meeting was kindly facilitated by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF).