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ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION FOR MICRO ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (AIAMED) MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

FOR PROVISIONAL MEMBERS / ASSOCIATES AND PROGRAM COLLABORATORS

(ONLY ON INVITATION)

MEMBERSHIP - Membership in the AIAMED Network shall be available to those organisation which confirm their intent to uphold a vision and mission and implement and practices that agree with the vision and mission of AIAMED (upon invitation only).

The Network shall have three types of Members:

  • Founder and Full Members – Those organisations which meet all the membership criteria and have been founders of this organisation motivated by the call of Jesus Christ to serve the poor
  • Provisional / Associates – Those organisations which will meet the Membership criteria as they become part of the Network and develop their capacity. However, Provisional / Associates do not have voting rights, but if they wish they can participate in the meetings

The Network will also include Program Partners

Program Partners – Those organisations with which the Network works closely, but which can not meet the membership requirements and commitments, or which can not or do not intend to go through the accreditation process, or which have a significant share of their activities which are unrelated to the mission of the Network.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS OF AIAMED

Membership applicants should meet the followings: -

AIAMED involves those who are ethically concerned, local organisations to form the MEMBERSHIPS group. AIAMED phases its new members with the screening and formation of the following agendas which are crystallised as;

  1. Organisations which have legal status and are governed by an active Board
  2. Organisations which are implementing MED/MF programs
  3. Organisations who have assisted at least 750 poor clients directly
  4. Organisations who subscribe their contribution in the VISION of AIAMED

MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENTS

Members shall also make the following commitments:

  1. Begin accreditation process within three years of Provisional Membership
  2. Commitment to financial viability
  3. Board member diversity in Gender, profession
  4. Financial contributions from Board Members
  5. Policies on Board service (i.e. tenure and rotation, attendance, conflict of interest)

ACCREDITATION – AIAMED will employ a process of accreditation as a mechanism for building Network-wide best practice and reviewing the performance of an organisation against standards and guidelines developed by AIAMED. Central to the accreditation process will be an organisation’s self-evaluation and peer review process that results in organisational assessment, development, evaluation and planning.

The accreditation review categories shall include:

  • Maintenance of Network and Organisational Vision and Mission
  • Board Governance and Performance
  • Planning and Evaluation Procedures
  • Transformational Impact
  • Viability and Efficiency
  • Financial and Information Systems
  • Personnel Policies
  • Portfolio Quality as measured by Capital adequacy, Asset quality, Management, Earnings, Liquidity (Implementing Partners)

NETWORK BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AIAMED’s Board Role and Responsibilities

AIAMED shall be governed by a Board of Trustees (BoT) and Board of Governors (BoG) consisting of the founder members such as EFICOR, IIDA-MED, CDS, TBF and Full Members, Sof-MEDA and GCB. Their functions will be to:

  1. Determine strategic priorities for the entire Network
  2. Maintain the mission and vision of the Network
  3. Supervise the Network Office

In addition, AIAMED will be responsible for

  1. Managing the use of the AIAMED
  2. Defining criteria and principles for approving New Members
  3. Determining interim accreditation categories and standards

AIAMED MEMBERS

AIAMED members shall:

  1. Serve the entire Network, not just specific constituencies
  2. Be able to meet all travel, attendance and meet accountability requirements of BoT and BoG.

BOARD MEETINGS

AIAMED shall be together in person at least every six months. The Board may choose to hold additional meetings as and when needed and may hold these meetings by telephone conference if appropriate and necessary.

NETWORK OFFICE

Composition – The day to day activities of AIAMED shall be carried out by AIAMED. AIAMED shall employ a Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer will report to the AIAMED BoT and BoG.

Role and Functions – The role and functions of the Chief Executive Officer shall be to implement the strategic directions and budget priorities determined by AIAMED.

Its primary functions includes:

  1. Maintaining AIAMED Network – wide flow of communication and information
  2. Providing support and accountability
  3. Providing opportunities for Network – wide training and staff exchanges
  4. Managing Network task forces
  5. Managing the process of developing a Network budget
  6. Developing and maintaining global strategic alliances

The Chief Executive Officer shall serve as an Ex-officio Member of AIAMED, BoT and BoG.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Funding for the staff of the Network Office, meetings of the Network Board and other Network-wide co-ordination costs will be provided through dues assessed on member organisations and raising of funds. The Network Board shall have the power to adjust these allocations as necessary.

The membership for Provisional Members / Associates is Rs.5000/- per annum and the membership fees for Program Partners is Rs.3000/- per annum for which they will regularly receive communication from AIAMED. AIAMED is not a funding organisation and takes no responsibility for fund raising.

The Demand Draft for the membership fees should be in favour of ‘AIAMED’ payable at Delhi.

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION FOR MICRO ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (AIAMED) MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
FOR PROVISIONAL MEMBERS / ASSOCIATES AND PROGRAM COLLABORATORS
(ONLY ON INVITATION)
(Please remember that the information that you provide in the application form will be treated as confidential and your illegibility for Provisional / Associates / Program Partners membership is based on the correctness and unbiased information that you furnish about your Organization, Management, Activities, Area of operation and clienteles/target groups)
       
1. General Information about the organisation:

Name of the Organisation:
Address
Tel:
Fax:
E-mail:
Year of inception
Whether registered
AIM & Objects
Area of operation
(States and Districts) 1)
2)
3)
No of years of MED / MF operation
Approximate annual budget of the Organisation
2. MANAGEMENT
Please furnish the names and addresses of Board members/Trustees etc
1)

2)

3) 4)
How often the Board met? Tick one
Sources of funds
Staff  
Paid:
Honorary
No of branches & location
2)
3)
4)
3. PROGRAMS  
Type of activities other than MED / MF
2)
3)
4)
Services offered  
2)
3)
4)
Products / Services of (MED/MF)
(E.G. savings / insurance etc.)
2)
3)
4)
No of SHGs/Federations:
2)
3)
4)
No of active clients
Women:
Others (Men/Youths etc)
Status of Funds
Savings from members Rs.
Grant from (Donors)
   

Please enclose Xerox copy of the followings:
  • Registration Certificate
  • Memorandum of Association & Rules and regulations
  • Latest Annual Report
  • Additional information (Press cuttings etc.)

(For further information on membership please contact Mr. S. Haokip/Mr. Binu Plamthottam - E-mail)