Governance Structures of PELUM Association
The Regional Triennial General Meeting:
This is the supreme policy-making body in PELUM Association at the Continental level.
The National Triennial General Meeting:
This is held once every 3 years at Country level. It also elects the
national level Country Board.
Country Working Group Meeting (CWG):
This refers to all PELUM members within a given country. Country Working Group meetings are held at least once every year, attracting at least 1 representative from each MO.
Country Board (CB):
This consists of 7 elected members who oversee the implementation of the country program, mobilize resources and identify areas and partners for collaboration. The Country Board also recruits country secretariat staff who manage the day-to-day operations of PELUM Uganda.
Criteria for joining PELUM Uganda
- Be a legally registered regional or national Non-Governmental Organisation supporting or engaging in community development in the field of ecological land use management with a track record of at least 2 years experience.
- Work with communities with a focus on agro-environmental fields.
- Display a strong and demonstrable commitment to participatory approaches.
- For full membership, the final policy making body of the prospective non-governmental organisation must be locally based in a country within East and Southern Africa.
- Actively promote indigenous knowledge and skills.
- Recognize the smallholder farmer as key in sustainable development.
- Be committed and willing to share knowledge and skills through networking with other PELUM Uganda members.
- Be willing to actively participate in PELUM planning, training, research activities and promote the aims of the Association.
- Pay an annual subscription fee in accordance with PELUM regulations
Benefits of membership to PELUM include:
1) Attending PELUM organized workshops: national and regional (capacity building)
2) Information sharing through PELUM publications
3) Networking with other NGOs and initiatives (exposure and exchange visits)
4) Support to smallholder farmers that member organizations work with
5) Broadened areas of operation
6) Collective advocacy
Member contributions to PELUM
1) Financial contribution (Membership fees)
2) Time for attending PELUM events
3) Sharing best practices
4) Resource persons for PELUM capacity building workshops
5) Marketing PELUM Association in different for a
6) Working towards the same purpose/goal as PELUM members
7) Shaping/ directing PELUM Uganda e.g. participating in the strategic planning events, thematic committee meetings, etc.