Types of membership

Persons and institutions interested in Afghanistan-related economic research may, on the nomination of a regular member and upon acceptance of the nomination by the AES Executive Board, be enrolled in the Society. There are different types of memberships in the Society.

  1. Regular Membership: Includes all interested economists of Afghan citizenship holding an internationally recognized postgraduate degree and actively support the Society to achieve its objectives. The Regular Members have the right (i) to nominate and to be nominated for and, (ii), to vote on the selection of the Executive Board, and they have, (iii), the right to nominate candidates for an Honorary Membership. The Regular Member’s fee is Zero US$ per year. The Executive Board can decide to increase the Regular Member’s fee by 5 US$ per year up to 15 US$ per year. This decision needs the approval of the Regular Membership before getting effective. Refusal to pay the approved annual fee terminates the AES Membership.
  2. Honorary Membership: Includes Afghan and international economic professionals willing to pursue the objectives of the Society and having made important contributions (i) either to the field of economic research and teaching or (ii) to the promotion of higher education in Afghanistan or (iii) to the advancement of development, job creation and poverty reduction in Afghanistan. Honorary Members are non-voting and non-nominating. Regular Members have the right to nominate candidates for Honorary Membership. Upon nomination, the Executive Board elects a maximal number of five additional Honorary Members per calendar year. Past presidents of the Society shall be AES Honorary Members. There is no fee for Honorary Members.
  3. Institutional Membership: Includes all national or international institutions, organizations and business entities that share the values and the interests of the Society and which are not engaged in partisan political or propaganda activities. An institution’s, an organization’s or a business entity’s application for Institutional Membership is decided by the Executive Board. The Institutional Members are non-nominating and non-voting, however, they will receive special membership benefits offered by the Society. The Institutional Membership fee is 100 US$ p.a. The Executive Board can decide to increase the Institutional Member’s fee by 20 US$ per year. This decision needs the approval of the General Assembly of the regular Members before getting effective. Refusal to pay the approved annual membership fee terminates the AES Membership.