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Why join AWAKE?

Policies & Regulations

As a unique global network of NGOs, AWAKE offers the following to its members:

  • Opportunities to network, connect and exchange within a very diverse global NGO membership – including international, regional and national NGOs, as well as other humanitarian stakeholders
  • A collective and amplified voice to engage directly on humanitarian issues – through AWAKE’s associates/ bodies, and long-standing working relationships with other agencies
  • Regional representatives – able to link field-level humanitarian practice to global policy-making bodies Bangalore
  • Information and analysis for the membership – on the partnership, practice and policy, and on key themes affecting operational developments in the humanitarian domain.

The AWAKE Statutes outline the types of organisations eligible for AWAKE membership as follows:

  • International voluntary agencies or non-governmental organisations (NGOs), that is, organisations that operate outside their country of origin. This category also includes families or federations of NGOs that share a common name, but that have chapters or operations in different countries;
  • A national NGO will not normally be admitted to AWAKE if it is already affiliated to an organisation, consortium, network, or group that holds or is applying for AWAKE membership. However, AWAKE will consider, at its discretion, applications for membership from:
  • National NGOs that have demonstrated a commitment to translating their work to the international level;
  • National NGOs with country, regional, or other expertise on which AWAKE may draw; and/or
  • NGOs based in countries that have no national consortium, network, or group of NGOs.
  • The criteria for AWAKE membership are further defined by the AWAKE By-Law on Eligibility for Membership.

Commitments by Members

  • New members are asked for a commitment to participate in AWAKE’s activities as outlined in the AWAKE 2015-2018 Strategy.
  • In addition, the AWAKE membership aims to be a network of NGOs that is recognised for the quality and accountability of their work and members are encouraged to demonstrate, in all relevant situations, a commitment to:
  • Humanitarian principles, including the Code of Conduct
  • Collaboration with other NGOs and/or partner agencies, in line with the Principles of Partnership.
  • Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse as guided by the Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by any Personnel.
  • Quality and accountability in humanitarian action, including use of the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.

Observer status

A voluntary agency that wishes to participate in the AWAKE network but which, because of constitutional constraints or reasons of principle, cannot be associated with the views and/or positions adopted by AWAKE, may apply for Observer status.

Life Membership:
a) A Member is eligible for life membership only if they have completed 3 years in business.

Regular Membership:
a) A women entrepreneur with a registered business is eligible for membership.

Provisional Membership:
a) Prospective women entrepreneurs are eligible for admission as members with an membership fees of Rs. 1000/- such memberships are valid for 2 years. Such Membership cannot be renewed under the same category.

Associate Membership:
Associate member will be those non- profit organizations, (women only) society’s (women only),  federations (women only), research laboratories and institutions whose objectives are similar to those of the association.

Patron Membership Included:

a)‌ Patron members are those corporate bodies and firms, admitted by a membership fees of Rs. 1 Lakh which is valid for a period of 2 years.

Self Help Group (SHG):
a) They will be admitted as member with an annual membership fees of Rs. 500/-.
b) They can nominate one member to represent from their group.

a) They will be admitted as member on an annual membership fees of Rs. 5000/-.
b) They can nominate one member to represent from their Organization/Institution/ Federation/Society

Affiliate Membership:

The AWAKE Affiliate membership category is for academic, research institutes, Resource person, Research Associates. 

The New Fees will be effective from November 1st 2023.

Membership Fees

NoType of MembershipTermDocuments RequiredFee In Rs.Admission ChargesGST 18% Total Amount in Rs.
1 Life Membership One Time 2 Photos · AWAKE ID card · GST & Udhyog Aadhr Copy · Pan / Aadhar Card Copy 15000.00 Nil 2700.00 17700.00
2 Regular Membership Yearly Renewal (Valid March 31st) 2 Photos · GST & Udhyog Aadhr Copy · Pan / Aadhar Card Copy 1000.00 Nil 180.00 1180.00
3 Provisional Membership Two year (Valid March 31st) 2 Photos · Pan / Aadhar Card Copy 1000.00 Nil 180.00 1180.00
4 Associate Membership One Year Pan / Aadhar Card Copy · GST · Constitution of the Firm 5000.00 Nil 900.00 5900.00
5 Patron Membership 2years once Renewal (Valid March 31st) 2 Photos · Pan / Aadhar Card Copy, Company related documents 100000.00 Nil 18000.00 118000.00
6 SHG’s (as a group Membership) 2 years once Renewal (Valid March 31st) 2 Photos · Registration Copy · Pan / Aadhar Card Copy (President / Secretary) 500.00 Nil 90 590.00
7 Affiliate Membership ( Consultants, Resource Persons, Research Associate) Yearly Renewal (Valid March 31st) 2 Photos · Pan / Aadhar Card Copy 1000.00 Nil 180 1180.00
8 Renewal Membership Yearly Renewal (Valid March 31st) 2 Photos · Pan / Aadhar Card Copy · AWAKE Membership ID Card 1000.00 Nil 180.00 1180.00