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
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
We aim to secure the highest standards of efficiency and technical competence while recruiting personnel on as wide a geographical basis as possible. In some occasion we outsource operating activities to the private sector by appointing private individuals and enterprises to facilitate certain activities. Our Code of Conduct underscore our collective responsibility in upholding the highest standards of conduct at all times. When we say "we" or "our" we mean the Alliance, the Agency, their officers, staffs and appointed persons.
Our people are strictly prohibited from interfering in the political affairs of any member of the Agency or Alliance, nor can they be influenced in their decisions by the political character of any members. Only economic considerations must be relevant to their decisions, and these considerations must be weighed impartially in order to achieve the purposes of the Agency and the Alliance.
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption
We seek to acquire business based on excellence and the merit of our initiatives. We work directly with head of states, ministers, public officials, candidates for office, employees, or officers of state-owned enterprises. Our activities can present bribery and corruption risk. As a result, we have designed direct and indirect policies and procedures to promote and achieve compliance with anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. Our people are strictly prohibited from improperly providing anything of value to anyone in order to obtain or retain business or any improper business advantage. Our people are also prohibited from receiving or accepting bribes. We also perform enhanced due diligence and oversight of third-party relationships and prohibit payment facilitation, as well as the use of third parties or intermediaries and finders to route any payments.
We remain vigilant about potential bribery concerns and escalate them immediately in accordance with the guidance provided with our policies.
We work with integrity and in strict compliance with all applicable anti-money laundering laws and regulations. This means we must always ensure we do not receive or are being used to facilitate the flow of criminally-derived funds. To comply with these procedures, we adhere to KYC requirements, verify when applicable source of funds and results of investments and identify unusual or potentially suspicious activities that have no apparent legitimate business purpose or is outside of the ordinary course of a client’s or partners business activity.
We adhere to all applicable government economic and trade sanctions, including European Union, UK, US sanction regimes and the UN Sanctions List. These regimes prohibit us from dealing or providing services to certain groups, governing bodies, or targeted individuals and entities currently subjects to sanction measures. To comply with these, we verify the identity and background of personnels and stakeholders directly and indirectly involved with our projects including their directors, officers and controlling shareholders and check watch list, AML Black List and PEP databases.
Privacy and Data Protection
The inappropriate disclosure or negligent handling of sensitive information could place the Agency, the Alliance and personnels, missions, projects, initiatives and programs at risk. To mitigate these risk, we follow information sensitivity classification systems and disclosure policies and procedures which forbids us to divulge sensitive information to third-parties unless recipients have been authorized by our clients and the relevant sovereign-states. Our people and agents are required to comply with these policies and procedures at all times.