1. Any person who has obtained a first Degree from a recognized University shall be eligible for membership of the Centre, and shall subject to approval of the Board, become a member by paying an entrance fee of Ksh. 2, 000.

2. Such a person so admitted into membership shall pledge to abide by this Constitution and Rules of the Centre.

3. Every member shall pay an annual subscription fee of Ksh. 5, 000 on or before 30th day of April in each year.

4. The subscribers to this constitution and such other persons or Organisations as the Board of the Centre may from time to time admit to membership, the membership being not less than 5 persons shall be members of the Centre, provided that a members shall cease to be a member if:

i) He gives one month notice in writing to the Board of their intention to resign from membership. Upon the expiry of such notice he shall cease to be a member but his liability to contribute to the funds of the Centre in the event of its being wound up or dissolve shall continue for one year from the expiry of such notice.

ii) If he is removed from membership by the vote of not less than two-thirds of the members of the Centre at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Centre specially convened and at which he has been given a reasonable opportunity of attending and being heard.

5. Removal from membership:
(a) The Board shall have power to SUSPEND a member from his/her membership on the grounds that the member’s conduct has adversely affected the reputation and dignity of the Centre or that the member has contravened any of the provisions of the Constitution of the Centre.
(b) The grievances against a suspended member shall be reported and discussed at the next General Meeting of the Centre following the suspension and the Meeting shall resolve by a two-thirds majority of the members present whether to expel the suspended member or lift the suspension.
(c) A person expelled from membership of the Centre may re-apply for membership provided that such a person shall only be re-admitted as a member with the authority of a special resolution adopted by the Annual General Meeting.

6. A member may be expelled from membership if the General Meeting so recommends and it MUST be approved by a resolution of two-thirds (⅔) of the members present, that:
• His/her conduct has adversely affected the reputation of the Centre;
• He/she has remained absent from two (2) consecutive meetings without any proper reason;
• He/she has contravened any of the provisions of this Constitution and Rules.

7. A member whose expulsion has been recommended shall get a warning letter ONE month before the effective date of a General Meeting to approve the expulsion.

8. Any member desiring to resign from membership or the Centre shall submit his resignation letter to the Secretary-General, which shall take effect from the date of receipt by the Secretary-General of such notice.

9. Any member who will fail to continue the payment of his/her annual contribution shall automatically cease to be a member of the Centre.
Professional Recognition
We have an assessment process that applicants must pass before they are granted membership. This means that, once you have demonstrated that you have the requisite experience, qualifications and skills, you may join the institution and add the appropriate letters to your CV and business card. Membership shows that you have reached a certain level of expertise in your profession, and adds to your credibility. It also shows that you are serious about your career and professional development.

Information and Advice
We offer a comprehensive on-line research facility, with downloadable documents and publications, and a facility for answering questions you may have.

Networking Opportunities
We have regional networking and professional development events that you can attend, which can be useful for making new contacts and learning more about what’s happening in the sector. If you wish to raise your profile you can volunteer to join committees and help organise events. We offer numerous events throughout the year that allow development professionals to network with their peers, including local events and annual conferences. Many of these conferences are intended as a way for members to connect with local and national leaders within the development industry to expand their professional networks.

Career Development
Continuous professional development (CPD) is essential if you want to forge a successful second career after leaving the military. We offer career development programmes, training courses and assessments.

We sponsor trainings and workshops that can help you develop your career skills. More importantly, volunteering for various responsibilities within the group can provide informal training and experience, plus the opportunity to work closely with respected industry professionals.

You may wish to belong to a professional organization because of a dedication to advocacy within their field. Working toward a common goal with professionals in your industry can be a rewarding way to give back.

Because we sometimes host luncheons, fundraisers or public speaker events, social interaction can be another membership benefit. You can make friends with professionals who share common interests or share engaging conversations with colleagues about your field.

Internship and job opportunities.
We have listservs where employees from companies looking to hire post open jobs or internships. Students may know what they want to do after graduation, but actually finding a job can be difficult. These listservs are a starting point and students can be confident that these are credible jobs.

Students can attend at a discounted rate and hear from keynote speakers in the industry. When students go for an interview, they can impress the employer by knowing all the trends in the field that they learned from the conference.

Continuing education
Membership in a professional organization is particularly beneficial for those who work in development practice because these associations typically hold educational meetings that provide updates on the issues that affect their jobs.

Job prospects
Obtaining employment in the development industry can be extremely challenging, particularly for a new graduate. But many professional organizations offer career resources to help members break into the job market or find a new position. Being a member of one of these organizations can help you get your foot in the door.

Mentoring programs
One of the greatest benefits of joining a professional organization is the opportunity it likely provides to either be a mentor or find one. Mentorship offers the ability to learn the industry from someone who has been working in it for years. Or you can give back by sharing your expertise with someone new to the field. These authentic mentoring relationships beat paying money to some proclaimed expert any day.

Access to resources
Another benefit to membership in a professional association is the access you get to newsletters, magazines, and other publications that can offer helpful information about development practice. Such resources may also provide news about upcoming events, conferences, meetings, and even career opportunities not publicized elsewhere.

New perspective
Development professionals are often extremely busy and can get stuck in their own little bubbles. Being around other industry professionals with different viewpoints will expose you to new ideas and outlooks. This can have a very positive effect not only on your personal growth and development, but impact the overall success of your law firm as well.
1. Please fill in the Application Form which can be downloaded here. !Download

2. Make a payment of the required amount through the instructions given on the payment button.

3. You can either e-sign this form and send as PDF attachment or print, sign and scan and then send as attachment. Please send your application to the Administrator at info@africanpolicycentre.com and copy to the Chairman at ponge@africanpolicycentre.com.

4. Successful applicants will be notified via E-Mail within 14 working days.
1. To be considered as a Fully Paid Member of the African Policy Centre (APC), a member will be required to have fully paid a registration fee of KES. 2, 000 and also the current annual subscription fees of KES. 5, 000 payable to the African Policy Centre (APC).

2. The membership fees can be deposited into the Centre’s Account at the Co-operative Bank using the option below: 


Account Number: 0113 430 9605 400

Bank Name: Cooperative Bank of Kenya

Bank Branch: Aga Khan Walk, Nairobi

Branch Code: 065

SWIFT Code: KCOOKENA (where necessary)