The Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights succeeded today, Saturday, June 22, 2013 in winning the presidency of the Egyptian National Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, in the elections that were held under the direct management of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Anna Lindh Foundation.
Maat swept the result of the vote, as it won the support of (54) organizations out of a total of (63) organizations that participated in the elections, while the other three organizations that competed with Maat for the presidential seat participated in garnering the remaining nine votes.
It is noteworthy that the number of members of the Anna Lindh National Network is 101 organizations from different governorates of the Republic, and the participation rate in the General Assembly meeting during which the network’s president and board of trustees were elected (63%) out of the total membership.
It is noteworthy that the Anna Lindh Foundation was established in 2005 and is headquartered in the Library of Alexandria and includes 3000 NGOs from 43 countries in its membership. A national network with an elected president and a board of trustees is formed in each country, and Anna Lindh works mainly to encourage understanding and dialogue between cultures. The Euro-Mediterranean region and facilitate and support civil society activities in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights has been a member of the Egyptian National Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation since 2009 and has actively participated in most of its activities inside and outside Egypt.
Maat entered the elections with a strong and ambitious electoral program that won the confidence of the members. The Maat Foundation program focused on providing frameworks to raise the capabilities of the network’s members and open horizons for participatory work among the members, as well as highlighting the network’s activities and improving its mental image.
It is worth noting that the elections that the network witnessed, which resulted in the Maat Foundation winning the presidency of the Egyptian Network, is the first of its kind. The elections also resulted in the victory of a board of trustees to assist the network’s president, consisting of five organizations, namely: the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, the Society for Community Development in Al-Joura, the Society for Rights Assiut, the Egyptian Association for Juvenile Aid, Alexandria Library Friends Association