A country co-operating with CIRED but not having a National Committee can have a Liaison Committee. A country having a Liaison Committee is referred to as an 'Associate Member Country'.
An Associate Member Country must :
- Maintain a Liaison Committee
- Encourage and promote participation in CIRED Conferences.
A Liaison Committee is invited to:
- Appoint among its members a person to be the normal point of contact to CIRED. This person will be registered as an Associate Member of CIRED.
- Maintain and make available to the secretariat a list of professionals in their country who by being on the list express that they find CIRED of value to their profession and support their colleagues who work non-paid in CIRED.
- Assist in the procedure of submitting papers to the biennial conference. If a Liaison Committee chooses to do so it must follow the same procedure as National Committees.
The costs associated with the activities of the Liaison Committee will be the responsibility of the country concerned.
Application for statutes as Associate Member Country will be considered and decided upon by the DC. An applicant will be required to establish to the approval of the DC a Liaison Committee which is representative of the electricity distribution interests in that country, i.e. manufacturing, electricity supply, installation, contracting, consulting, research and large consumers.
The DC can decide to terminate a statutes as Associate Member Country if the Liaison Committee in the opinion of the DC is working against the objectives of CIRED.
The DC can decide to terminate a statutes as Associate Member Country if no contact can be established with the Liaison Committee over a period of thre