How voting happens, who has a vote, and what weight a vote carries, is key in multi-stakeholder leadership. IRMA is a multi-stakeholder led organization, meaning that it must be accountable to all.
IRMA’s governance is equally shared by civil society, communities, and organized labor alongside the private sector. What this means in practice is that IRMA has a decision-making process that strives for consensus, and where consensus cannot be achieved we then vote. However, a motion to approve a decision cannot succeed if any stakeholder group is fundamentally opposed. In those cases, discussions must continue so that a resolution may be found.
For more information on decision-making, see IRMA’s Governance page.