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Become a member
Becoming a BAAG member means joining an expanding and vibrant network which advocates both individually and collectively on behalf of Afghans.
BENEFITS OF BAAG MEMBERSHIP:
- Induction briefing for agencies setting up new programmes in Afghanistan
- Regular updates and analysis of humanitarian situation
- Information on visas and guidance on security issues
- Response to ad hoc requests for information
- Occasional workshops and training
- Co-ordinated approach to advocacy
- Convening and servicing of members’ meetings
- Convening and servicing of quarterly meetings with government officials from the FCO, DfID and the MOD
All BAAG member agencies have to be registered as a charity in the UK or the Irish Republic.
BAAG member agencies do at least one of the following things:
- Run their own humanitarian and/or development programmes in Afghanistan
- Work in partnership with Afghan or other international NGOs delivering programmes in Afghanistan
- Advocate with, and on behalf of, Afghans, including Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan.
In order to ensure consistent standards, BAAG strongly encourages member agencies to sign up to recognised codes of conduct - for example:
- The Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief of the Red Cross
- People in Aid Code of Good Practice.
Agencies who do not wish to become full BAAG members may become observer members.
Observer members share most of the responsibilities of BAAG members, but are not associated with any public statement, lobbying or advocacy activity that BAAG, or agencies on behalf of BAAG, decide to carry out. Observer members receive all the benefits of BAAG membership and are subject to the same subscription terms.
Annual subscription fees are decided on a sliding scale based on the amount of each individual agency’s programme funding for Afghanistan.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Please contact email@example.com for an application pack.
Information on visas ... guidance on security issues ... co-ordinated approach to advocacy