There are four categories of membership at the Sustainability Professionals Institute of Nigeria (SPIN).
This category is for persons currently undergoing undergraduate or graduate studies in courses or research areas related to sustainability from any recognised tertiary institution. For an individual to be accepted into the Institute as a Student Member, s/he must provide their student identification card or transcript.
Membership Fee – FREE (no membership fee; only induction fees apply)
Induction Fee: N20,000
This category is for young professionals who have developed interest in or passion for sustainability and are working as sustainability officers/associates/coordinators, with zero to four years relevant working experience; those who have completed diplomas, degree or graduate courses related to sustainability – Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Management, Risk Management, Economics, etc, in any recognised tertiary institution and those who have reasonable working experience but have just been assigned sustainability duties within their respective organisation. See our Learning and Development process to see progression through to other levels of membership.
Membership Fee – N50,000
Induction Fee: N50,000
This category is for experienced sustainability professionals from business, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropic organisations, academia, government and other related fields, with over five years’ experience, whose work include the advancement of sustainability, development, human resource management, governance and the environment, or who are passionate about sustainability and have demonstrated strong commitment to fostering sustainable development in Nigeria.
Membership Fee – N80,000
Induction Fee: N50,000
Fellowship is the most senior membership category and would be bestowed on an individual who has made immense contribution, provided exceptional service, had outstanding achievement, demonstrated distinguished commitment to the development of sustainability and who will further SPIN’s course, or in Nigeria. This category is instituted to encourage individuals to promote sustainability in Nigeria. A Fellow would have at least ten years of experience in sustainability-related positions with leadership in sustainability for at least 5 years, and should have written publicly available thought leadership articles.
In addition to the Fellow by application, there will be Honourary Fellowship awarded to distinguished professionals who have contributed significantly to sustainability efforts in Nigeria. Honourary Fellowship will be conferred via invitation, only.
Membership Fee – N150,000
Induction Fee: N100,000