The Alliance is owned by the governments of its member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organization on all matters, including policy, financial or membership issues. Member-States govern the Alliance through the General Assembly which makes all major decisions for the organization.
Alliance Membership is open to all. Per its voluntary membership process any Country and State/Province may join and become a member of the Alliance. Under the the Alliance Charter, Member-States have no obligation to make any monetary contribution and their obligations are to :
(i) comply with the Alliance Charter, Regulations and Decisions of the Alliance;
(ii) supply, data required for the proper implementation of the Alliance initiatives, duties and objectives within their respective territories;
(iii) enter into a Master Framework Country Convention and Host Site Agreement and;
(iv) support at least one (1) specific Alliance Venture and/or PPP Project in order to finance the Alliance Initiative in their territory.
The Alliance Fully-Fledged Member State status are granted to Member States of the United Nations that are in good standing, that have signed the UN Millennium Declaration, that adhere to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Program and that are not in conflict or subject to suspension by the U.N or under International Sanction.
The Alliance Associate Member status are granted to Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) that do not have an associated governmental status.
Alliance Associate Members have no voting rights at the General Assembly meeting, however, they may obtain the right to speak or to provide recommendations to the General Assembly that, if accepted may result in declarations or resolutions of the General Assembly.
The Alliance Observer Member status are granted to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Alliance Observer Members have no voting rights, nor can they submit recommendations, however, they may obtain the right to speak at the General Assembly meeting.
Today, the Alliance counts 34 Fully-Fledged Member-States who collectively own and determine Alliance policies.
The Alliance 3 Founding Member-States
Le Royaume du Maroc 5/29/2007
The Dominican Republic 5/4/2007
La République du Niger 5/7/2007
The Republic of Zambia 6/9/2007
The Republic of Uganda 7/30/2007
République de Guinée 8/3/2007
La République du Bénin 9/24/2007
The Republic of Panama 9/24/2007
La République du Sénégal 10/31/2007
La République du Burkina Faso 12/24/2007
La République du Togo 12/31/2007
La République de Centrafrique 1/25/2008
La République de Côte d’Ivoire 2/3/2008
The Republic of Chile 5/8/2008
The State of Rio Grande do Norte 5/30/2008
The State of Gauteng 7/17/2008
La République du Congo 8/20/2008
La République d’Haïti 9/29/2008
La République de Madagascar 10/5/2008
The Republic of Liberia 10/21/2008
The Republic of Costa Rica 10/30/2008
La République Démocratique du Congo 12/16/2008
La République du Tchad 2/14/2009
La République du Burundi 3/25/2009
The Autonomous Community of Catalonia 5/17/2009
The Republic of Rwanda 9/7/2009
The Republic of Ghana 7/7/2010
La République du Mali 5/30/2011
La République Tunisienne 12/17/2012
Antigua and Barbuda 9/29/2012
The Republic of Sierra Leone 2/25/2013
The Republic of Yemen 7/30/2013
République de Guinée Bissau 9/27/2013
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh 11/17/2019
About the Agency
The Agency is a specialised agency of the Alliance and a multi-stakeholder initiative that promotes discussion and multilateral cooperation, support commercial market openness and quality, and support its member-states achieve their Sustainable Development Goals and targets for the benefit of youth, using science, technology and innovation as a conduct.
The Agency is domiciled in Zug, Switzerland and maintains operations in
St Maarten and Germany.
The purpose of the Agency is to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, using science, technology and innovation as a conduct and, to support the Alliance pursue its socio-economic initiatives in the territory of its member-states.
We promote cooperation, develop strategies and policies in science, technology and innovation road maps and share best practices.
We prioritize collaboration, mobilize capital and experienced management and assist in financing, operating and expanding private enterprises to contribute to the development of our members.
We facilitate the expansion of financial hubs in the territory of our members to attract foreign and domestic capital flow thereby building better financial market quality and creating employment.
We make the resources of the Agency available to members, providing them with opportunity to adapt to rapid technology changes and to compete in the new global economy.
We use our resources to shorten the duration and lessen the degree of disequilibrium in the implementation of the SDGs for all members.
The Agency became a specialized agency of the Alliance on the 9th day of July 2022 when it was appointed with full power and authority to manage assets, raise capital, invest and develop and implement commercial and financial activities for the Alliance and its 34 member-states. The Alliance and the Agency are since then sister organizations that make up the Innovation Alliance.
Business Consortium & Fundraising Initiatives
The Innovation Alliance appointed Nektar, a private firm to establish and operate an international business consortium, manage relationships with the private sector and, to organize fundraising initiatives following business standards, practices and protocols.
Our Advisory Council will be selected by the Board of Governors. The Council will include representatives of security, science, technology, banking and commercial interests with as wide a national representation as possible and will advise the Agency on matters of general policy. Councillors will serve for two years and may be reappointed.
Learn more about the Advisory Council
Our oversight Investment Committee is composed of three persons selected by the Executive Board. The Committee advise the Agency on the development of frameworks and guides to define and evaluate impacts of investments and reports achievements of positive contribution towards the SDGs to the Executive Board and to members.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct explains how we underscore our collective responsibility in upholding the highest standards of conduct at all times.
The Alliance Initiative
Learn more about the Alliance, the initiative, the vision and our participating member-states.