Jan 24, 2022

As the IES looks to inspire growth in the lighting industry and become a more inclusive Society, it is essential that we consider our membership structure from the global perspective. It has become increasingly evident that our current membership dues rates are not attainable for some individuals outside of North America, and reduced membership dues are necessary to address the needs of lighting professionals living and working in Emerging Countries as defined by the World Bank (specifically for those categorized as Low-income, Lower-middle-income, and Upper-middle-income economies).

With an inclusive, growth-oriented mindset, the IES Board of Directors is pleased to have collaborated with the Society’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect (DEIR) committee to establish a reduced membership dues program for international individual members based in Emerging Countries (view the complete list below), effective January 24, 2022.

The reduced dues rates (fifty percent of the current rate of US $200) will apply automatically to qualified, existing individuals categorized as IES members and associates during their annual renewal process. Individuals applying as new IES members or associates, upon selecting their country, will automatically view the rates applicable to their specific country during the membership application process.

It is our objective that the introduction of these reduced dues rates will make IES membership more accessible for international professionals, and will allow us to be a more inclusive, global society dedicated to improving life through quality of light around the world.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions regarding this topic.

Emerging Countries

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep
Congo, Rep.
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt, Arab Rep.
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia, The
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People’s Rep
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Leotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen, Rep.
Zambia
Zimbabwe

*Emerging country list defined by World Bank Low-income, Lower-middle-income, and Upper-middle-income economies

Updated January 2022