Good governance & Responsible leadership

BASAID is committed to keeping its’ members and sponsors informed and takes due regard of and follows the principles of Good Governance. A central element of these principles is that all decisions of the association, in particular those which affect the primary goal of the association or relate to finance (e.g. our development projects) must be recorded and available retrospectively. This means that for BASAID, in addition to recording member and board meetings, relevant aspects of project and expert group meetings should also be recorded, and these records (minutes and any other relevant documentation) must be safely and systematically archived.  We also have a diverse voice through our membership and have skilled and capable trustees. Our culture is one of promoting integrity in what we do and how we execute our vision, acting always within the constitutional powers of our association.

BASAID’s powers and duties are set out in the association’s statutes. Our German version is the official document (Verantwortungsbewusste Führung) and we have an English translation for those who require this. Our statute describes among other things, how we take care of our assets, how we are governed, how we work and how we make decisions and stay accountable.  

The new Statutes were updated at the General Assembly in 2021. Please see the latest version and English translation below.