The Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights held its 7th Annual General Meeting on the 31st of August 2021 at the Catholic Bishops Conference in Port Moresby. The event was attended by CELCOR’s staff, CELCOR board, financial members comprising of CBO, NGO partners and individuals.

In this event CELCOR’s financial members and board were presented the Annual Narrative and Financial Report of the organization’s activities for 2020.  The Executive Director presented to the financial members the programmes, highlights, setbacks and success of CELCOR for the year 2020.

This Annual General Meeting saw the election of a new board who will govern the organization for the next three years (2021-2023). CELCOR board provides the governance needed by the organization to achieving its mission. To ensure CELCOR’s organizational sustainability into the future, CELCOR has to have a very strong board who governs the organization in the best interest of its work.

The Community Based Organization’s representatives present at the AGM applauded CELCOR for its work. “We commend CELCOR for doing such as wonderful job in keeping our government and developers in check to make sure they carry out their activities responsibly, maintaining environment and human rights”, Selarn Kaluwin a representative of Mbuke Marine Environment Awareness and Response Team (MEART), a local CBO from Manus said.

The AGM was concluded well. Everyone present were pleased with the organization and delivering of the AGM. CELCOR’s Executive Director Mr. Peter Bosip concluded the meeting by thanking all the staff, financial members, donors, partners, CBO’s and board for their continuous support and for a tremendous effort in successfully completing the year 2020 on a positive note.

Picture: CELCOR staff with the Executive Director Peter Bosip (seated first on the right. Image ©Rebecca Melepia.

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