TAP Partner Application Guidance:
To begin the application process for your organization to become a TAP Network Partner, please complete the form below. For more detailed guidance on the TAP Partner Application and drafting commitments, please consult the instructions here.  For more information about what TAP Partner status is, please see the information guide here.

When completing the application, it is important that your organization demonstrates how the mission and objectives align with advancing the SDG16+ and accountability for the 2030 Agenda. Furthermore, the application should also demonstrate how your organization’s work embodies the principles of transparency, accountability and participation. Successful applications provide sufficient relevant detail needed to paint a clear picture of their organization’s mission, vision, objectives and work as it relates to TAP’s shared values as a network. 

TAP Network Partners are expected to outline concrete, clear and actionable commitments or objectives to implementing SDG16 and/or towards accountability for the 2030 Agenda more broadly.  The more specific organizations can be when submitting commitments, the stronger the commitment and subsequent follow-up will be. It is also important for these commitments to fit the S.M.A.R.T. criteria: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. 

Since these commitments will be showcased publicly on TAP’s Partner Action Platform, it is important to highlight the great work and realistic but lofty ambitions of your organization, and to clearly outline how you will go about implementing this commitment. For examples of these commitments, please browse the TAP Network Partner Action Platform here.
About TAP Partners
The TAP Network’s engagement structures are broken down into two main categories: “Members” and “Partners,” with each enjoying very different sets of privileges and benefits. 

TAP Network “Partners” are organizations that take part in the substantive work of the TAP Network, and, and are identified as TAP’s key champions and go-to implementation partners. These Partners make specific commitments outlining their work towards advancing SDG16+ and accountability for the 2030 Agenda and pledge to report on their commitment in the future. In exchange for making these commitments advancing TAPs collective mission and objectives, TAP Partners enjoy an exclusive set of benefits and privileges, and can benefit from direct support from the TAP Network - both technical and financial.  Benefits include, for example: exclusive access to TAP funding, leadership opportunities in coordination and engagement mechanisms, as well as networking and advocacy opportunities. For a complete list of benefits and privileges exclusive to TAP Partners, please visit TAP’s Join Us page.

One key benefit for TAP Partners is being featured on the TAP Network Partner Action Platform, a dynamic registry of actionable commitments to SDG16+ and accountability for the 2030 Agenda.  While being one of TAP Network’s main advocacy tools, the registry not only works to promote the wide-ranging work of our partners and civil society as a whole, but provides a foundation for our network partners to build more interactive and dynamic opportunities for engagement.

For more information, questions or concerns on becoming a TAP Network Partner, the benefits that come along with it, and for questions regarding the application process visit our website at www.tapnetwork2030.org/join, or contact John Romano, TAP Network Coordinator at romano@tapnetwork2030.org.

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* 1. Organization Name:

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* 2. Organization website:

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* 3. Organization Region: (Select all that apply)
(This information may be used to establish TAP Regional Working Groups going forward)

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* 5. Organization City/Locality:

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* 6. Operating Languages: (please select all that apply)

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* 7. Twitter and/or other Social Media Handles:

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* 8. Please broadly describe your organization’s mission and work (no more than 500 characters):

Organization's Contacts

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* 9. Primary Contact name:

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* 10. Primary Contact title:

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* 11. Primary Contact Email:

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* 12. Additional contacts' Name and email addresses: (please include any/all colleagues that you would like to add to the TAP Network listservs from your organization)

Organization's Work & Expertise

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* 13. Your Organization's SDG16 Expertise: (select all that apply)
(This will help us identify and bring together experts working around specific SDG16 targets going forward)

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* 14. Organization's Areas of Expertise: (select all that apply)
(This information will be used to help bring partners together that work on similar TAP issues, and may be used to establish TAP Thematic Working Groups going forward)

Outlining your commitment: 
What kinds of commitments are expected of TAP Network Partners?
TAP Network Partners are expected to outline their commitment to implementing SDG16 or towards accountability for the 2030 Agenda more broadly. These commitments should be clear and succinct and have very clear objectives. The more specific organizations can be when submitting commitments, the stronger the commitment and subsequent follow-up will be. Since these commitments will be showcased publicly, it is important to highlight the great work and realistic but lofty ambitions of your organization, and to clearly outline how you will go about implementing this commitment. Again, this commitment should outline your organization’s commitment to SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda itself, and not your work with the TAP Network more specifically. It is also important for these commitments to fit the S.M.A.R.T. criteria: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound.

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* 15. Please provide a BRIEF summary of your commitment (maximum 100 words):
(This should be a succinct overview of your overall commitment that can be easily communicated.) 

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* 16. Please outline your organization’s priorities and work in relation to your commitment in greater detail (maximum 500 words)
(This should provide any details you'd like to include about your commitment, including your objectives, work plan, timeline or even a theory of change. This will be an important opportunity to share and showcase your work with your fellow partners and external stakeholders.) 

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* 17. How does the work of your organization relate to the TAP Network's work related to SDG16+ and Accountability for the 2030 Agenda? Please be as specific as possible, and outline how you see your organization contributing to TAP's work on these areas, where possible.

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* 18. How do you plan on contributing to TAP’s work as a partner?

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* 19. Please submit your logo, which will be used to showcase your organization’s work and commitment on your organization's TAP Partner page on the TAP Network website:

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* 20. Please upload any relevant documents, reports, photos or other resources that you'd like to feature and showcase on your organization's Partner Page on the TAP Network website:

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* 21. I affirm my organization’s commitment to:
- Uphold and embody the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in my organization’s work;
- All of the targets and principles outlined within SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda, including by upholding the commitment to leaving no one behind in the work of their organization, and working openly and inclusively with other TAP Network Partners or Members;
- Helping advance the overall mission and objectives of the TAP Network, including around SDG16 and accountability for the 2030 Agenda;
- Ensuring that myorganization’s work embodies the principles of transparency, accountability and participation.

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* 22. I understand and consent that the information collected in this survey can be used by the TAP Network Secretariat to help facilitate and coordinate TAP Partners' engagement in TAP's work going forward, and that it will be shared on the TAP Network website to showcase my organization's work and TAP commitment. I also understand that I am expected to report on progress my organization has made towards these commitments each year. 

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