South African Adaptation Network: Organisational Commitment Form
The SA Adaptation Network (AN) is in the process of updating its membership database.
As per the AN Constitution 2018 amendment and unanimous acceptance of this amendment at the 2018 AN Annual General Meeting, Associate Membership is no longer a membership category ("Associate Membership: Individuals or organisations become an associate member by subscribing to the Adaptation Network electronic emailing list.")

In the interests of increasing the activity and involvement of all AN members, and on behalf of the Steering Committee and AN Secretariat, we would like to formally request you to update your membership to ORGANISATIONAL MEMBER by completing the below Commitment Form.

A reminder that the SA Adaptation Network is founded on inclusivity: we welcome all organisations involved in the adaptation sphere to become a member - private sector, community member, practitioner, academic etc.
Email address *
Name & Surname *
Your answer
When did you become an AN Network member (month/year)?
Your answer
Job title *
Your answer
Organisation Name: *
Your answer
Which of the following best represents the category of organisation that you belong to? *
Are you able to represent the Network on behalf of your organisation, rather than as an individual, OR do you have your principles consent to act as a representative of your organisation on the Adaptation Network? *
If no, we recommend that you join the Network as an Individual member.
Projects Involved in
Your answer
Sector *
(e.g. Agriculture, Policy, Energy, Biodiversity, Health, Gender etc.)
Your answer
Area of specialisation: *
Your answer
City/cities where you are based: *
Your answer
Country: *
Your answer
What is the primary benefit, if any, your organisation derives from being a part of the Adaptation Network? *
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Do you attend Network meetings and events (this applies to both physical meetings as well as online or telephonic meetings / webinars, etc.)?
(Please check one or more as applicable)
In the case of individuals nominated to represent our organisation in the Network, we undertake to provide them with the necessary organisational backing to play an effective role within the Network and to contribute effectively to its activities: *
We hereby commit myself to upholding the agreed VALUES of the Adaptation Network: *
Mutual respect, honesty, integrity, trust, commitment, caring and compassion, openness, justice, patience and understanding, diversity of belief systems, inclusivity, equality, uBuntu, solidity, creativity, love, civility, transformation to an integrated society and “fun is good!”
We hereby commit myself to upholding the agreed PRINCIPLES of the Adaptation Network: *
Transparency, diversity, accountability, active participation, inter-disciplinarity and exploring synergies, efficiency, inclusivity, sharing/partnerships, straight talk, listening, inspiration, democratic structure, flexibility, effectiveness, keeping harm at bay and support.
We undertake to contribute to achieving the agreed OBJECTIVES of the Network, which are to: *
To promote knowledge sharing and partnerships amongst practitioners and institutions engaged in developing and applying the theory and practice of adaptation to climatic variability and change; Be an open forum for sharing resources, knowledge and ideas and promoting the integration of different kinds of knowledge; Provide a space to grow partnerships and support one another; Be a recognised point of contact for consultation, lobbying and advocacy; Enable members to advocate for improved delivery in climate adaptation at all levels (focus on finding common ground, not joint positions on all issues); Provide co-ordination to encourage alignment and connectivity; Provide a platform for promoting collective positions; Assist members to promote awareness through education, shared information and shared platforms; Highlight what is already happening in terms of education and communication; Be a central point for providing information; Promote better planning and evaluation across the Network; Promote activities that build the capacity of communities to innovate and adapt Paint a positive picture, and communicate a message of hope to communities that “we’re up for the climate challenge”; and, Support national processes that support adaptation and the funding of adaptation activities
We further undertake to actively contribute to the Network’s work and be solution-oriented: *
We are interested in nominating an individual from our organisation to join the following Portfolio Working Group/s and would like to find out more: *
The Steering Committee is currently seeking members of the Adaptation Network to join the five Portfolio working groups, in order to continue to drive the priorities of the Network forward. The intention of allocating portfolios to Steering Committee members is to enable them to “steer” the strategy and activities of the Network in a more hands-on way that responds to the nodes of knowledge, passion and enthusiasm of individual members. Members who join the working groups will work closely with the co-chairs of each Portfolio in enabling the specific objectives and activities of each Portfolio to be achieved, and will have the opportunity to share learnings, collaborate and co-produce knowledge for the broader Network.
Name of individual from your organisation who you'd like to nominate to join a Portfolio Working group, as above:
Your answer
Telephone Number:
(Optional. Your contact information will remain confidential.)
Your answer
The above information we have supplied is correct to the best of our knowledge, and by submitting this form we formally agree to the commitment we have made above, on behalf of our organisation: *
Please note that by agreeing to this, you commit to uphold and actively contribute towards the overriding objectives of the SA Adaptation Network as outlined above as an ORGANISATIONAL MEMBER to the Network. Should you not agree, we will remove your details from future communications and your organisation as an organisational member. However, individuals from your organisation will still be able to join the Network as INDIVIDUAL members.
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