UBA 2017-08-07 19:01:57 Membership

Uganda Bamboo Association is a membership Body. It brings together individuals and organizations in order to create the critical mass for the industrial development of Bamboo in Uganda. Membership to Uganda bamboo Association is annual and is based on the contribution one makes towards the bamboo value chain in Uganda

To become a member, one has to fill an application form and return it to the UBA secretariat with payment of a one time membership fee. The Application for membership will be vetted and if eligible, an annual subscription fee will be charged based on the applicant's membership category and level of entry.

The Application form can be downloaded here

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Criteria for Membership

Admission to membership of UBA is based on one's participation in the bamboo value chain, UBA considers a member's involvement in the bamboo industry with a particular focus on the following areas of participation:

Promotion and Marketing
Research and innovation
Members shall also be categorized base on personality (individual, corporate etc.) and ranked based on Level of contribution to the income of the Association.

Membership Categories (Personality)

The available membership categories are:

Individuals — at least two areas of the value chain
Service Institutions — at least three areas of the value chain
Government/Non-government organizations — at least four areas of the value chain
Commercial Organizations — at least four areas of the value chain

Levels of membership

Members within the different categories belong to different levels of participation. These levels are indicative of a members relative contribution to the income of the Association. The levels of participation include:

Level 1 - Bronze
Level 2 - Silver
Level 3 - Gold
Level 4 - Platinum

This means that in admiting one to membership UBA considers their personality, their relative contribution in the bamboo value chain, and their level of contribution to the income of the Association.

Membership Fees

All those interested to become members shall pay a one-time registration fee at the time of first registration, together with the annual membership fee for the category and level of membership enrolled on. The annual membership fees to be paid for each membership category shall be determined by UBA Management Board, and shall be approved by the UBA Trustees. The rates for membership fees as determined and approved in 2017 are as follows:


Category Level 1 (Bronze) Level 2 (Silver) Level 3 (Gold) Level 4 (Platinum)
Individuals 20,000 50,000 100,000 200,000
Service Institutions (schools, churches, etc.) 50,000 100,000 200,000 500,000
Government/ Non- Governement Organizations 100,000 300,000 500,000 1,000,000
Commercial Organizatons 200,000 500,000 1,000,000 2,000,000

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