Council Membership

Council members enjoy unparalleled access to an influential platform that cultivates the next generation of African and Diaspora leaders, encouraging promising talent from diverse backgrounds to positively engage in the development of Africa and her Diaspora.


Member Recognition Certificate

Accepted PAC members receive a digital recognition certificate for supporting the Council's mission and its various programmes through their annual membership dues. As a recognised member of the Council, you or your organization hold the worthy distinction of being affiliated with the world’s leading Pan-African leadership organization. Member Certifications are recognised internationally by employers, professional societies, academic institutions, international organizations, and government bodies among others.

Networking, Matchmaking, Referrals & Privileges

Strengthen your professional networks and identify shared opportunities globally. Each year, PAC members organise, support, and participate in dozens of events worldwide as well as engage with each other to gain insights on the developments that are impacting and transforming Pan-African affairs. Members access world leaders, senior government officials, members of parliament, investors, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and prominent thought leaders, many of whom are members themselves. The Council receives hundreds of requests from leading organizations, businesses, governments, event organisers, procurement, human talent and headhunting agencies, etc., for referrals ranging from speakers to talent, services, products, investment opportunities, among many others. PAC only refers its members to these opportunities. In addition, Council members receive special access to our global events, discounts, and other offers by maintaining their membership.

Advocacy Support

The Pan-African Council serves as the voice for individuals, communities, organizations, as well as the private and public sector to address important issues of economic development, public policy, international relations, human rights, and quality of life with legislators, elected officials, policymakers, the business community, and other societal stakeholders. Members are able to use the Council's platform to voice their concerns and advocate for the Pan-African issues they care about.

Prestige, Visibility & Exposure

Leverage potential leadership, authorship, interviews, and speaking opportunities. The Council provides you with exposure and promotes your achievements and undertakings globally through our events, online presence, newsletters, media communications, and directory of members. We consistently showcase our members’ achievements, events, businesses, organizations, programmess, and endeavours. PAC encourages all of its members to be involved in Pan-African development opportunities, discourses, and strategies. Numerous opportunities for leadership, authorship, and recognition are available for those who have experience or expertise in a particular subject or specialty. The Council offers to elevate the profile of our members through relevant interviews, speaking opportunities, and member-authored content that can be dissiminated for key news outlets, social media conversations, magazines, newsletters, and blogs.

Membership Eligibility and Terms

By way of application, professional membership in the Pan-African Council is open to Africans and peoples of African descent irrespective of their citizenship and nationality throughout the world. Council members must respect the mission, vision and values of the organization as well as those of the African Union and related institutions.

Membership Types

PAC members consist of:

  • Professional members (individuals)
  • Organizational members (businesses, institutions, legal entities, etc.)
  • Honorary members (professional or organizational)
  • Volunteer members
  • Ambassador members (Council Ambassadors)

Annual Membership Fees & Dues

To get exclusive access to PAC benefits and support its on-going operations, members contribute the following in annual membership fees and dues:

  • Professional Membership: $6 per month ($72 charged yearly)
  • Organisational Membership: $45 per month ($540 charged yearly)
  • Volunteer Membership: No charge
  • Honorary Membership: $3,000 within a calendar year to the Honorary Donor’s Circle
  • PAC Ambassadorship: Council Ambassadors bring tremendous amounts of value to the organization beyond the aforementioned membership levels and are recognized by nomination only.

Membership fees and dues are subject to periodic changes in order to maintain or expand the Council’s member benefits.

Membership Evaluation Criteria

The Council seeks quality, diversity, and balance in its membership body. Evaluation criteria for membership include expertise, intellectual attainment, professional experience, interest, and current involvement in African or Diaspora affairs; promise of future achievement and service to Africa’s development and regions of the Diaspora; potential contributions to PAC’s work; desire and ability to participate in PAC activities as well as standing among peers.

Members must also be willing to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Africa and/or its Diaspora communities around the globe. Accepted members include both individuals and legal entities who have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields, are active in the positive development of Africa and/or their local communities, and are willing to commit their time, resources and expertise in the promotion of the Council’s goals and programmes.

Terms and Conditions of Membership

A member may resign from the Council upon notice (written or electronic) to the Board of Directors or Membership Committee. A membership may be terminated by the Board of Directors, for conflicts of interest or conduct prejudicial to the aims or reputation of the Pan-African Council.

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Membership Application

To apply, interested individuals or organizations are requested to fill out the form below. The Council Membership Committee determines membership qualification and approval for duly completed applications only.