Full members

Membership in AIDA is open to any organisation that fulfils the following criteria:

  1. Is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) that has its headquarters overseas;
  2. Is a non-profit organisation;
  3. Is registered with the Government of Palestine;
  4. Has an operational presence on the ground in the oPt;
  5. Does not proselytise;
  6. Does not represent or support a political party;
  7. Subscribes to the principles, aims and objectives as defined in the Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief;
  8. Commits to pay an annual membership fee

Applicant organisations approved by the Executive Committee become full members of AIDA and are entitled to participate in all AIDA activities and sub-committees, vote, and stand for the posts of Chair, Vice-Chair, and Executive Committee member. Members can access services provided by the Access Coordination Unit and other UN services, and are linked to other possible security coordination support services. 


Organisations that have humanitarian and development mandates, but do not fit the aforementioned criteria may petition the Executive Committee for membership.

To become an Observer, an organisation must:

  1. Adhere to the Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief;
  2. Do not belong to a political party;
  3. Are not a proselytizing organisation; 
  4. Payment of Observer yearly fee. 

Observers will receive AIDA general communications, including General Meeting notes,  Country Director updates, sub-committee notes, general security communications. Observer Members may attend AIDA General Meetings, or subcommittee meetings, while in the country or at their discretion.

Observers may not run for the AIDA Chair, Executive Committee, nor vote.

The authority for accepting or rejecting applications for observer membership lies with the Executive Committee.

How To Apply

Become a member of a dynamic and committed body of organizations at work in Palestine, engaged in the complex humanitarian and development challenges that face the NGO community.