Membership Policy

The Tanzania Alliance for Biodiversity) has two membership categories.

  1. Founder Members 2. Associate Members

The Founder Members are the one who initiated the formation and registration of the organization

The Associate Members They include both local and national non-governmental organizations operating in the country and support and/or engage in biodiversity conservation.

Membership criteria

Members must be existing, viable, active organizations believing in what TABIO stands for and subscribing to the principles of TABIO. A member must be working in the are that contribute to agrobiodiversity conservation and must have a good track record.

Roles and obligations of members

Members contribute to the operations and activities of TABIO. This includes support in deliberations, planning, advice, financial issues and providing expertise. Members are willing to share information and participate physically or virtually in annual meetings.


By belonging to TABIO, members will have the following benefits:

  • have a national voice to advocate for agricultural practices that conserve agrobiodiversity,
  • participate in annual general meetings,
  • learning exchange both within and outside the country.
  • have access to data and information from TABIO and
  • receive publications, fliers and other materials

Termination of membership 

Members will cease to be members of TABIO if they:

  • Violate any of the binding principles of TABIO,
  • Voluntarily terminate their own membership,
  • Wind up as organization,

How to become a member

All prospective members will apply for membership and be considered on a case-by-case basis, with endorsement taking place at the Annual General Assembly or any mechanism that members agree to.

Prospective members should write an application requesting for membership. This application should present a detailed organizational profile: what they do, what they stand for (their mandate), membership representation and achievements.

Founder and associate members will need to pay an annual subscription fee as determined by the General Assembly from time to time.

Membership procedure

Organizations that would like to become members will write a letter of intent which includes:

  1. the name of the organization,
  2. its registration number (if registered),
  3. the countries that it operates in,
  4. what the organization does,
  5. why it is interested to be a member,
  6. what it can offer to TABIO by becoming a member.

The letters of intent will be circulated to TABIO members and the Board Members for their and comment and thereafter to the Annual General Meeting for approval.

Rules and regulations will define, among others, how members are accepted, and the amount of annual subscription fees.