PAC’s Membership Network

PAC members will enjoy unparalleled access in an influential platform that cultivates the next generation of African leaders, encourages promising young men and women from diverse backgrounds to engage in a sustained mobilization on Africa and the Diaspora’s development agenda.

The Council’s membership comprises both individuals and organizations that are the major institutions of African life. Together, they touch on every aspect of African life, from business conglomerates to social organizations, political bodies to youth movements, community centers and charities. The Council believes that bringing these different perspectives together helps develop an informed and coherent thinking about the African and African Descent communities across the globe. Together we are stronger, able to draw on each others’ expertise and collective actions.

Membership Eligibility

By way of application, professional membership in the Pan-African Council is open to Africans and peoples of African descent irrespective of their citizenship and nationality throughout the world. Council members must respect the mission, vision and values of the organization and those of the African Union, and also be willing to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Africa and its communities around the globe.

Accepted members include both individuals and legal entities who have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields, are active in the positive development of Africa and/or their local communities, and are willing to commit their time, resources and expertise in the promotion of the Council’s goals and programs.

Membership Types

PAC members consist of professional members, organizational members, honorary members, volunteer members and Ambassador members (PAC Ambassadors). Membership applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Any person of African origin whether on the African Continent or in Diaspora can become a Pan-African Council member. Professional members that apply should have significant activities in the areas related to PAC’s mission and initiatives, and must respect the values and principles of PAC as defined by the application process.

Any organization, association, lawful business entity, partnership, government or estate having an interest in meeting the objectives of the Council may be eligible to apply for membership for an indefinite period and, upon acceptance, may join at the organizational membership level.
Honorary members are individuals, corporations, or organizations who make significant contributions and provide special services to PAC or contribute to the Honorary Donor’s Circle in support of PAC’s growth and development.

Volunteer members are individuals that commit their personal time and resources to the Council’s mission and initiatives, this includes PAC Correspondents that regularly report on issues of African interest in their respective areas. Selected volunteers are awarded with complementary Professional Membership.

Ambassador Membership consists of nominated and subsequently appointed PAC Ambassadors. Ambassadorship in the Pan-African Council is by invitation to Africans and people of African descent throughout the world. PAC Ambassadors are extraordinary Council members and other individuals with exceptional talents and dedication that have made significant contributions to the development of African peoples in the context of the Council’s vision.

Candidates applying for Ambassador Membership can only be nominated in writing via an existing Board Member and/or PAC Ambassadors and seconded by a minimum of two other recommendations.

Annual Membership Fees & Dues

To get exclusive access to the Council’s resources and support its on-going operations, members contribute the following in annual membership fees and dues:

  • Professional Membership: $5 per month ($60 charged yearly)
  • Organizational Membership: $50 per month ($600 charged yearly)
  • Honorary Membership: $3,000 within a calendar year to the Honorary Donor’s Circle

Membership fees and dues are subject to periodic changes in order to maintain or expand the Council’s member benefits.

Termination of Membership

  • A member may resign from the Council upon notice (written or electronic) to the Board of Directors.
  • A membership may be terminated by the Board of Directors, for conduct prejudicial to the aims or reputation of the Pan-African Council and for conflict of interests.

Membership Application

To apply, interested individuals will fill out an online application for membership that will consist of sending their contact information, curriculum vitae, a series of questions, and their nominator, references and/or sponsor information.

PAC seeks quality, diversity, and balance in its membership. Evaluation criteria for membership include intellectual attainment and expertise; professional experience, interest, and current involvement in African or diasporic affairs; promise of future achievement and service in Africa’s development and regions of the Diaspora; potential contributions to PAC’s work; desire and ability to participate in PAC activities; and standing among peers.

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