Membership CommitteeIFRRO’s Membership Committee is elected by the IFRRO members every three years. The Committee is chaired by the First Vice President, with the other committee members comprising two RRO Members and two Creator or Publisher Association Members.
The role of the Committee is to make non-binding recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the admission of new members of IFRRO.
Dora Makwinja, Chair (COSOMA)
Copyright Society of Malawi, Malawi Representing RRO Members
Dora is a holder of Master of Intellectual Property Law, Commerce and Technology from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre, United States of America. Before that, she graduated from the University of Malawi with Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree (Computer and Statistics). She has been working for the Copyright Society of Malawi since October 1997 to date. She is the Copyright Administrator and Executive Director for the institution. COSOMA is one of the institutions in the region that have been successful in collective management of musical rights as well as in reprography. To date COSOMA licenses public performance, broadcasting, mechanical rights in the area of music and reprographic rights. Under reprographic rights administration, COSOMA has been able to license 30 universities, colleges and technical schools and about 100 copy-shops. Based on its success story COSOMA has trained personnel from other collective management organizations from countries in the region as well as beyond. These include Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Namibia, The Gambia and Ethiopia.
Dora has attended a good number of courses in Intellectual Property organized by WIPO and other international organizations mainly in the field of Copyright and Related Rights. She has also been engaged as a WIPO expert on Copyright and Collective Management. Besides, she is also lecturer for the Advanced Course on Copyright and Related Rights and Master of Intellectual Property program at the Africa University in Zimbabwe.
Nominating CommitteeIFRRO’s Nominating Committee is elected by the IFRRO members every three years. It has at least four members, one of which is the Chair. One member of the committee must also be a member of the Board of Directors.
The role of the Committee is to propose candidates for election of the Presidency and other members of the Board of Directors.