Join AfrIPEN

There are 3 ways to get involved with AfrIPEN:

  1. Institutional Membership
  2. Individuals joining Working Groups as Collaborators
  3. Receive updates as Subscribers


Membership is limited to institutions. Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa belonging to any of the following categories are encouraged to join AfrIPEN as member:

  • Service user organisations and advocacy groups
  • Student organisations
  • Health workforce education institutions
  • Health workforce societies/associations
  • Health workforce education accreditation bodies
  • Institutions involved in health and/or social care service provision
  • Professional Boards / Regulators for health and social service provision
  • Ministries of Health and Social Services
  • Ministries of Higher Education.

True to the nature of a consensus-based partnership, institutions are encouraged to pay this very reasonable annual membership fee to help cover the basic expenses of AfrIPEN, which is to:

  • Pay for the development of the resource-sharing website, its maintenance, the domain name and the hosting services
  • Purchase training resources that can be shared among members institutions

Supporting this collective effort will enable:

  • Collaborators to do what none of our institutions can do on our own,
  • your institutionto benefit from everyone’s collaborative effort
  • your institution to be socially accountable in helping to establish IPE in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • you to share and celebrate in the success and breakthroughs.

Members are required to accept the AfrIPEN Constitution.

Join & Pay now!

Once you’ve completed the process to join as member,  please complete the following form requesting an invoice from AfrIPEN.

Membership fees are US$ 75 (ZAR 1000) per year per institution.

Paying your membership fees

The North West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa) takes the responsibility to serve as “bank account” for AfrIPEN. Membership fees can be paid into the following account:

  • Account holder: North West University
  • Account name: NWU Diverse
  • Account number: 67 064 2313
  • Type of account: Cheque
  • Branch Name: Absa Tom Street
  • Branch code: 632005
  • Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
  • Reference: P/3B001179 AFRiPEN


Collaborators are individuals actively participating in the Working Groups, whether their institutions are members or not. There is no fee involved to collaborate.

Collaborators are required to accept the AfrIPEN Constitution.


Subscribers are individuals, not actively involved as collaborators or members, who have subscribed to the AfrIPEN database and would like to receive regular updates.

Data protection

The data of members, collaborators and subscribers will be managed in accordance with the South African Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (Republic of South Africa, 2013).