Asian Paralympic Committee announce venue for 2019 General Assembly and calls for nominations to the Executive Board

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) hasannouncedthat the 5thAPCGeneral Assembly (GA)willtakeplace in Dubai, UAE on 5 and 6 February 2019 andcalled for nominations fora number of positions onthe APC Executive Board which will be elected atduring the assembly.

Six Executive Board positions will be elected at the assembly; President, two Vice Presidents, Chair of the Women in Sport Committee and two Members at Large. All 43 National Paralympic Committee members are eligible to nominate candidates for the election with the closing date for nominations the 5 November 2018.

The remaining positions of the15 strong Executive Board will be taken by aVice President who is arepresentative of the Organising Committee of the next Asian Para Games, the Chairs of theAPC’s six Standing Committees and sub-regional representatives.

The election for the Athletes’ Committeewill take place during the Indonesia Asian Para Gamesandnominationsfor this aredue by 6th September.

The process for sub-regional representatives is also underway and will conclude before the end of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta.For these five executive Board positions,the NPCs in each sub-region will elect their representative from the following list of nominees:

NAME

REGION

Mr. RustamBabayev

CENTRAL ASIA

Prof. FatemehRakhshani

CENTRAL ASIA

Mr.Aso Manabu

EAST ASIA

Mr.Gursharan Singh

SOUTH ASIA

Mr. ImranShami

SOUTH ASIA

Mr.KhademudinAllahyar

SOUTH ASIA

Mr. MichaelBarredo

SOUTH EAST ASIA

Mr.AbdelrazakBanirasheed

WEST ASIA

The remaining Board positions will be filled by the Chairs of the remaining Standing Committees in a process which will commence after the General Assembly.

The Asian Paralympic Committee is a regional organisation recognised by the International Paralympic Committee as the sole representative of IPC members in the Asian region. This will be the first election following the adoption of revised constitution at the last GA in Bangkok in 2016, which increased the size of the Board. The current Board was elected in 2014. The term for the new Board will be four years with the next elections taking place following the 2022 Asian Para Games.

Commenting on the process, APC CEO Tarek Souei said: "A strong APC Board is vital if we are to deliver the APC’s visionto make Asia one of the leading regions in the Paralympic Movement. We hope that we receive strong nominations that reflect the diversity and ambition of our region."

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