Board Briefer: January 2021

Board Briefer: January 2021

Warm greeting from the Board! 


The Board had its first meeting of 2021 in January, where we discussed different subjects that we want to share with you!

We had a productive conversation regarding the Evaluation of monthly reports from the President and CE to Board Members. We have agreed that voice messages allows us to  stay closer as a team. We also reviewed the proposed timeline for a governance reform, and will begin discussions at the 2021 ICM Council Meeting and continue during 2022 which will include new challenges.

During the meeting we also had a brainstorm session on potential topics to be discussed at the Council Meeting. We will decide on the top 5 topics to put forward for the meeting.

 ICM is moving towards to a new way of working, and one of the key elements is to build a strong team that allows collaboration between Head Office and Board members.  We feel that we are building these collaborative spaces and improving our communication, sharing challenges and achievements as we move forward.

During our meeting, we also discussed the use of the Safe Motherhood Fund for the Congress 2021 sponsorship programme.  This is a standing fund to which individuals, Member Associations, and organisations may donate. The donations will go toward sponsoring a midwife to participate in an ICM activity or event that promotes safe motherhood. We agreed to maintain the decision of the previous Board and permit the same amount of funds to be released from the SMF for the purpose of sponsoring midwives to the Virtual Triennial Congress.

Finally, we finished by confirming the Dates for 2023 Congress and Council, which will be as follows:

  • ICM Council meeting – Afternoon of Wednesday 7 June 2023 – Friday 9 June 2023
  • Midwives event – Saturday 10 June 2023
  • Congress opening – Sunday 11 June 2023
  • Congress – Monday 12 June – Wednesday 14 June 2023



Sandra Oyarzo Torres – ICM Board Member, Vice President.

Vitor Varela – ICM Board Member, Treasurer 


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