ADEPT is a service delivery platform working with African Diaspora Development Organisations (ADDOs) in Europe that are active in the development of Africa. ADEPT works and engages with 85 countries (28 EU countries, plus Switzerland and Norway, and 55 African countries) through delivery of services to diaspora organisations and individuals in Europe and Africa. ADEPT’s aim is to improve and enhance the capacity and impact of African diaspora organisations involved in development activities in Africa.
In particular, ADEPT assists Africa Diaspora-Development Organisations (ADDOs) to:
Optimise their development engagement in Africa
Professionalise their organisations and activities
Create effective partnerships in Europe and Africa
Expand and improve their development activities in Africa
Influence the policy and practice of development cooperation.
According to the ADEPT Statutes, to become a General Member, organisations must:
Be legally registered as a not-for-profit organisation in Europe
Have a majority of trustees “identify themselves as being of African heritage”
Commit to the purpose, aim and services of ADEPT
Pay the membership fee
Deliver development projects in one or more African countries (for platforms or umbrella groups, they must have 10 (ten) or more members delivering projects in African countries).
Organisations that meet the criteria A to E, but DO NOT HAVE development projects in Africa, can be registered as Associate Members, with access to ADEPT services, the right to attend General Assembly meetings, but no right to vote.
All organisation interested can apply to be a networker.
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If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
Account Terms on the Social Network provided by ADEPT
You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
If you find any link on our Services that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us at any time. We will consider requests to remove links, but we are not obligated to do so or to respond to you directly.
Account Suspension and Termination
ADEPT encourages you to report violations of our guidelines and Terms. We reserve the right, at our sole and final discretion, to deactivate, freeze, suspend or terminate any account upon any factual or alleged breach of these Terms. You must notify us immediately of any change in your eligibility to use our platform, or if you suspect a breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
Users undertaking conducts that may constitute a factual –or even alleged– breach of these Terms, including but not limiting, using automated mechanisms to make fraudulent communications, may become subject to immediate account suspension/termination, at our sole and final discretion, without notice and without responsibility.
You may terminate your account at any time by going to the “delete account” button located inside the “Edit Profile” section which can be accessed through the dropdown at the side of your username. We may terminate or suspend your ADEPT account (on the social network) if you go contrary to any ADEPT policies or for any other reason(s), which we will notify you about.
Copyright and Ownership
When accessing or using the Services, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Services is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content in violation of any party’s copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any laws and for any infringements of any intellectual property rights caused by any content you provide, post, or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your user name or user ID. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or intellectual property rights rests solely with you.
We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your profile and materials uploaded and provided remain yours.
Copyright Takedown Notices
For information about how to submit a request for takedown if you believe content on ADEPT infringes your intellectual property rights, please contact us.
The following procedure will apply for any content displayed through the Service that allegedly infringes the intellectual property rights of you or of any third party. You must notify us of your claim with the email subject: “Takedown Request”. Once received, ADEPT will study and consider your claim and, if it believes or has reason to believe any content on the Service infringes on another’s copyright, ADEPT may delete it, disable or otherwise stop displaying it.
Note that communications made by email or the “Contact” page does not constitute legal notice to ADEPT entity.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Members of our community can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We store contact information and message for 6 months.
Embedded content from other websites
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with other services or company. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
We keep analytics records for a year, and customer details and data till the end of there membership on our social network. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. What rights you have over your data If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Your contact information
How we protect your data The security of your information is important to us and we will use reasonable security measures to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration of your information under our control. However, given the inherent risks, we cannot guarantee absolute security and consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Contact details for data related question
Samla da Rosa firstname.lastname@example.org +32 2 204 05 33