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Frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers related to the ARISE application process and membership.

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ARISE National Networks

  1. Does ARISE have a standardized MOU or Partnership agreement that can be used by  non-private sector companies to join ARISE? 

    ARISE does not have an MoU for partners. ARISE has its Terms of Reference (ToR) and a toolkit to guide the establishment of new ARISE national networks. The template in the toolkit has key clauses which are compulsory, and others that are suggested. ARISE gives networks some flexibility on how they want to govern themselves. It is expected that every ARISE network has a ToR with clear governance and leadership.

    Please also see ARISE Focus Areas and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for more information.

  2. Should applications and paperwork be updated if a member wants to run for an ARISE National Network Board?

    Yes, all paperwork should be up-to-date. 


Types of memberships, required documentation and welcome letters

  1. Are universities and other types of institutions allowed to become ARISE members?

    According to the ARISE ToR, as appropriate and for specific purposes and timeframes, the ARISE Board and ARISE Networks may, by majority vote, include other stakeholders (academia, independents, etc) as associate members. Upon invitation, associate members may join Board and Network meetings as observers.

    Subsidiaries and affiliated companies can apply individually should they not meet any of the product-based exclusionary criteria. However, this exception does not apply if the subsidiary or affiliate is part of a corporate group that derives more than 5% of its revenue from the production of tobacco or controversial weapons. 

    If an institution does not have legal proof of registration, the institution can provide proof of being a UN vendor and a copy of their website stating their legal form.


  2. Do affiliates receive welcome letters, like members do? 

    Yes, ARISE affiliates receive welcome letters with slightly different language. The welcome letter for affiliates specifies the institution is joining the network as an affiliate.