JOIN A.N. LLR
African Network Leicester, Leicestershire Rutland (A.N. LLR) welcomes expressions of interest from potential members. If you are an individual, a for-non-profit, or an academic organization with a shared commitment to A.N. LLR Principles we would like to hear from you! Currently our membership is made up of four departments: individuals, civil society organizations, investors, and academics. All constituencies play an active role in promoting the A.N. LLR Principles and work collaboratively in a multi-stakeholder manner, while maintaining distinct roles. For example:
Individuals commit to implementing and upholding the Principles within their organizations;
civil society organizations bring their in depth knowledge and expertise on human rights along with direct connection to people on the ground in many countries around the world;
investors include consideration of the issues covered in the Principles into their investment decision making; and
academics bring analysis, research and insight into trends to the work of A.N. LLR
A.N. LLR is inviting a limited number of individuals, a for-non-profit, or an academic organization who are actively considering joining A.N. LLR and interested in learning more about its approach to inspire, empower and promote Africans and those of African heritage through capacity building by setting a global standard for responsible decision making and by being a leading voice for freedom of expression and privacy rights within our communities to apply for observer status.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO BECOME an A.N. LLR MEMBER:
Have the following information ready
i) PERSONAL DETAILS
ii) PROFILE DETAILS
a) A STATEMENT OF INTENT
Please write a statement of intent outlining:
Your interest in joining A.N. LLR
Your commitment to the Principles and Implementation Guidelines of A.N. LLR
Which constituency you would wish to be a part of
How our work relates to your organization or profession
What your organization plans to contribute to A.N. LLR
Your commitment to the confidential nature of the discussions within A.N. LLR
Please also include relevant information about yourself or organization such as annual reports, research papers, and other explanatory materials.
STEP 2 – A DETAILED CONVERSATION
Once we have received your statement of intent we will contact you to discuss membership in more detail. This may require you to attend one of our regular meetings as an observer.
STEP 3 – CONSULTATION WITH EXISTING A.N. LLR PARTICIPANTS
We will talk with members of the department that you plan to join. For example, if you are an academic, we will consult with the academic department.
In parallel, your application materials will be reviewed by our Board committee on Membership.
STEP 4 – THE DECISION BY THE A.N. LLR Board
After consultation with our current members and conversations with you, the Chair Person will make a recommendation to the A.N. LLR Board members who will then vote on your application.
STEP 5 – NOTIFICATION OF THE A.N. LLR Board’s decision
You will be contacted by the Chair Person about the A.N. LLR Board’s decision.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN A.N. LLR?
We ask for a nominal contribution of between £55.00 this is subject to review annually.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS…
If you have questions or would like to learn more about A.N. LLR before starting the membership process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by completing the online form here.