Join the IBP

How to become a member

If you are a representative of an international organization or institute with a mandate to support family planning/reproductive health program and you are interested in joining the IBP Initiative:

Please first read our IBP Membership and Operating GuidelinesIBP Strategy, and IBP Annual Reports available on this web site. 

With your staff review the IBP Operating GuidelinesMemorandum of Understanding, and Strategy Documents and decide on the type of contribution your organization could make to the IBP partnership.

Contact the IBP Secretariat by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and explain why your organization would like to become a member, what specific contribution your organization could make to the partnership and what the perceived benefit will be in becoming a member of the partnership.

The IBP Secretariat will forward the application to the IBP Steering Committee with a brief summary of the discussions held.

Once your organization’s application is accepted, a senior executive of your organization will be requested to sign the Memorandum of Understanding Extension Document.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or read this document on How To Join The IBP


Membership Criteria

The following criteria must be fulfilled to become either an IBP Partner or IBP Affiliated Partner of the IBP Initiative.

  • Have a direct affiliation with knowledge management and/or reproductive health issues, particularly family planning, maternal and neonatal health care, adolescent reproductive health and the integration of STI/HIV prevention and care
  • Be engaged in activities that support the vision, goals and objectives of the IBP Initiative
  • Be able to abide by the principles and guidelines laid out in the IBP Initiative MOU and Operating Guidelines
  • Ensure commitment and support (either financial and/or in kind) to the IBP Initiative within their own organizations and country-specific programs by incorporating the vision, goals and activities of the IBP Initiative into their strategies and workplans
  • Identify synergies and work collaboratively with IBP partner agencies and representatives from the ministry of health at global, regional and country levels
  • Allocate resources to lead and/or support the work of Task Teams focused on achieving activities detailed in their own and the IBP's Program of Work