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This document employs terms related to the DCDR Advocacy that can be found in the TIOF terminology.

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About this document

This document, hereinafter the Policy, sets out the position maintained by TIOF in matters of Activities conducted by and participated in by The IO Foundation that you will need to be aware of while being a TIOF Member. You should familiarize yourself with it and comply with it at all times. Any questions you may have with regard to its contents or what you have to do to comply with it should be referred to your corresponding Team Human Resources Manager.

Any Member who breaches this Policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for gross misconduct. Any non-employee who breaches this Policy may have their contract (or equivalent official relationship with TIOF) terminated with immediate effect.

This document complements TIOF's Code of Conduct.

This document does not form part of any Engagement Document and we may amend it at any time following the procedures described in TIOF's Statute.


This document directly applies to:

This document indirectly applies to:

The policies set out in this document apply to all TIOF Members unless otherwise indicated. They therefore apply to Members of the Boards (Directors, Advisers, Consultants), Employees, Volunteers and Interns; this is irrespective of their engagement type. They equally apply to all Contributors and will be used as part of the selection criteria when engaging with them.

This Policy applies within all TIOF Spaces, including (although not limited to) management activities, contributions or events; it and also applies when an individual is officially representing the organization in public spaces. Examples of representing the organization include (although not limited to) using an official e-mail address, posting via any official channel or acting as an appointed representative at an event.

Review and Amendments This policy shall be reviewed regularly to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness. Amendments may be made to adapt to new legal requirements, changing circumstances or to better serve the organization's Mission.

Policy details

Anti corruption and Anti bribery statement


Note: Internal terminology, Activity refers to those organized by TIOF.

Each activity conducted in the name of TIOF must be proposed in writing addressed to the CEO following the TIOF Activity Design Format. Only after respective deliberation, and when approved, shall the activity be implemented.

  1. TIOF stands for quality. Every activity should reflect this distinguishing characteristicβ€”from planning to implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as in liaising with other individuals/groups/institutions;

  2. Every activity should be responding to TIOF’s Operational Framework;

  3. Activities should aim to achieve high impact with the lowest cost possible;

  4. Diligent coordination is highly expected from the organizer or partner;

  5. Activity reports follow every activity implementation which includes evaluation;

  6. Should a TIOF representative be needed in the activity, this shall be represented by its CEO or the respective personnel as delegated.


Note: Internal terminology, Events refers to those organized by 3rd parties.

Types of events

  • Organized by TIOF

    • [TIOF] Where TIOF acts as organized and content creator (Type A)

    • [TIOF] Where TIOF acts as manager for other orgs (Type B)

  • Organized by 3rd Parties

    • [3PT] Where TIOF will participate as content creators (Type C)

    • [3PT] Where TIOF will participate as audience (Type D)

TIOF needs to be able to differentiate these type of events with an easy visual method based on text, colors or icons.

Event Evaluation Form

Requirements for participating in a 3PT event

Requirements for events


Start Location

Activity Location

End Location

Accommodation Location

Transportation Mode

Per Diem

What does this category involve:

  • Transportation in and out from Start Location to airport, train station or bus station

  • Transportation in and out from airport, train station or bus station Accommodation

  • Communications while at Activity Location

  • Tourist taxes at Activity Location, when applicable

  • Local transportation at Activity Location

  • F&B at Activity Location

From Operations Manual

All flights booked on economy seats unless no seats are available. Airline regulation only applies to the funding partner requirement.

Per person accommodation are to be in not more than 4-star hotels based on the following:


Maximum Amount

Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 1: Washington DC, London, Geneva

Level 2: Germany, Paris, etc

Level 3: Global South

Level 1: Washington DC, London, Geneva

Level 2: Germany, Paris, etc

Level 3: Global South

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