Membership

Become a Member

African Urban Institute membership is essential is you are passionate about urban development, high-quality research, and open debate.

  • Align with a prestigious think tank and demonstrate your passion for independent analysis, trusted dialogue, and transformative ideas in urban development.
  • Unlock a world of knowledge, discounts, and exclusive networking opportunities and updates on our latest research.
  • Join policymakers, thought leaders, academics, young people, and other organisations with a shared interest in urban development.

Individual Membership

Individual membership provides you with the complete African Urban Institute experience, connecting you with a unique urban development community.

Full Membership

For people who are passionate about urban affairs and are looking for the complete African Urban Institute experience.

Free
/ year
  • Attend up to 100 member events at African Urban Institute
  • Ability to invite guests to events
  • Exclusive voting rights for council elections
  • Virtual access to all African Urban Institute conferences and events for members.
  • Subscription to the Institute magazine
  • Access to hundreds of resources on urban development from the Institute's library.

Associate Membership

For those looking to access our debate, research, and networking opportunities with our global communities remotely.

Free
/ year
  • Virtual access to all African Urban Institute conferences and events for members.
  • Ability to invite guests to events
  • Exclusive voting rights for council elections
  • Subscription to the Institute magazine
  • Access to hundreds of resources on urban development from the Institute's library.

Student/ Under 30

For young people early in their careers/full-time students who would like all the benefits of full membership but at a discount.

Free
/ year
  • Attend up to 100 member events at African Urban Institute
  • Ability to invite guests to events
  • Exclusive voting rights for council elections
  • Virtual access to all African Urban Institute conferences and events for members.
  • Subscription to the Institute magazine
  • Access to hundreds of resources on urban development from the Institute's library.

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership provides your organization with access to our exclusive events and a unique network of urban development thought leaders.

Corporate Organisation

For organisations who want to access exclusive events, briefings, and networking opportunities.

Free
/ year
  • Up to 5 nominated members
  • Exclusive roundtable discussions and dinners with senior external speakers and our experts
  • High-level briefings hosted by our executive director
  • Invitations to networking receptions
  • Virtual access to all African Urban Institute conferences
  • Subscription to the Institute magazine
  • Access to regular events tailored to business interests

Academic Institution

For organisations who want access to exclusive events, latest research and networking opportunities.

Free
/ year
  • Up to 5 nominated members
  • Invitations to networking receptions
  • 1student pass - allows up to 4 students to attend each members event
  • Virtual access to all African Urban Institute conferences
  • Subscription to the Institute magazine
  • All institution students enjoy 50% off student membership
  • Access to the library and datasets of African Urban Institute for institution's students and faculty

Non-profit Organisation

For organisations who want flexible access to our events and resources, and enjoy discounts on conferences.

Free
/ year
  • Invitations to networking receptions
  • Flexible NGO pass - allows any one person to attend any of our events, and space permitting bring a guest
  • Virtual access to all African Urban Institute conferences and events for members.
  • NGO discount available for all conferences
  • Subscription to the Institute magazine
  • Access to events tailored for civil society interests hosted by senior research teams of the Institute