From Noolaham Foundation
Noolaham Foundation's activities are mainly guided by the following:
- Articles of Association
- Mission, Objectives, Guiding Principles and Roadmap 2020
- Policy, Procedure and Program Manual
In addition to the above documents, internal Policies and Manuals are developed and used to guide organizational activities, clarify principles, and to otherwise further Noolaham Foundations objectives.
Please refer our PPP Manual for the details of our policies. The following is an extract of current Policies adopted by the Foundation.
Noolaham Policy on Intellectual Property Rights
Noolaham Foundation respects Intellectual Property Rights. Noolaham Foundation identifies a risk related to open access policy. Promoting open access might demotivate the publishers and authors to write and publish.
Objectives of Policy
- To provide clear vision and consistent message to stakeholders, Governments, Rights holders about the Noolaham Foundation’s position on Intellectual Property Rights
- To inform the public and clients as to how the intellectual properties created by Noolaham Foundation shall be accessed and utilized.
Noolaham Foundation’s Commitment
- Noolaham Foundation respects Intellectual Property Rights
- Noolaham Foundation utmost priority to resolve any complaints & issues related to property rights.
- Noolaham Foundation shall develop criteria for access policy so that authors and publishers will not be demotivated.
1. Intellectual Property of Noolaham Foundation
All Intellectual Propertiescreated by the Foundation should be distributed as free content (copyleft) or open content. Thus the publications should be released under either
- Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) (for corporate publications such as the Annual Report) or
- Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) (for all other publications)
- All information content created by the Foundation are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 meaning that all content for which the Foundation owns the copyright may be freely used, freely edited, freely copied and freely redistributed subject to the restrictions of that license.
2. Intellectual Properties of third party
- Permission / consents should be obtained for any items before it is archived and given access to end user.
- Noolaham Foundation gives access based on Access Criteria.
Policy on Gender Equality
Noolaham Foundation believes that gender equality is central to achieving the objectives of Noolaham Foundation. Gender inequity varies in its expression from place to place, but in all communities where Noolaham Foundation works, we encounter some form of gender-based discrimination, gender stereotyping and an unequal distribution of power between women and men, girls and boys. Noolaham Foundation’s commitment to gender equality is based on the international standards established by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Objectives of Policy on Gender Equality
- To provide a clear vision, consistent messages and a coordinated approach to the promotion of gender equality by Noolaham Foundation and its Chapters
- To guide Noolaham Foundation staff in adopting principles and practice of gender equality in their personal and professional lives
- To foster an organizational culture that exemplifies Noolaham Foundation’s commitment to gender equality;
- To communicate Noolaham Foundation’s position on gender equality to international, national and local stakeholders, including children;
Noolaham Foundation’s Commitment
- Noolaham Foundation will build program and partnerships that promote respect for diversity and sensitivity to cultural differences.
- Noolaham Foundation will ensure that a gender analysis and actions to promote gender equity are included in all programs
- Noolaham Foundation will create an enabling environment for gender equality to thrive in our internal organizational culture.
- All staff members and subscribers of Noolaham Foundation, regardless of function or office location, are accountable for the implementation of the commitments outlined in this policy.
- Chief Executive Officer is ultimately responsible for the implementation of the Policy on Gender Equality. The CEO will report on the implementation annually to the BOD.
- BOD/ Regulatory Board are responsible for monitoring annual progress towards greater gender equality.
- Noolaham Foundation’s Policy on Gender Equality shall be reviewed every three years or earlier if required.
Work Place Policy in HIV/AIDS of Noolaham Foundation
Noolaham Foundation recognizes the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the workplace. The Noolaham Foundation supports national efforts to reduce the spread of infection and minimize the impact of the disease.
Objectives of the Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure a consistent and equitable approach to the prevention of HIV/AIDS among employees and their families, and to the management of the consequences of HIV/AIDS, including the care and support of employees living with HIV/AIDS. The policy has been developed and will be implemented in consultation with employees at all levels. It is in compliance with existing laws regarding HIV/AIDS and with the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work.
Noolaham Foundation’s Commitment
Noolaham Foundation does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination against employees or job applicants on any grounds, including HIV status. While Noolaham Foundation recognizes that there are circumstances unique to HIV infection, this policy rests on the principle that HIV infection and AIDS should be treated like any other serious condition or illness that may affect employees. It takes into account the fact that employees with HIV may live full and active lives for a number of years. The Noolaham Foundation's commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for all employees is based on the recognition that HIV is not transmitted by casual contact
- Rights of employees who are HIV-positive- HIV-positive employees will be protected against discrimination, victimization or harassment. Normal company disciplinary and grievance procedures shall apply equally to all employees, as will the provision of information and education about HIV and AIDS.
- Employment opportunities and termination of employment - No employee should suffer adverse consequences, whether dismissal or denial of appropriate alternative employment opportunities, merely on the basis of HIV infection.
- Testing - Noolaham Foundation rejects HIV testing as a prerequisite for recruitment, access to training or promotion. However, the company promotes and facilitates access to voluntary confidential testing with counseling (VCT) for all employees.
- Confidentiality- the Company recognizes the sensitive issues that surround HIV/AIDS and undertakes to handle matters in a discreet and private manner. Where an employee with HIV has revealed his or her status to management, the Company will keep the identity of such person confidential. However in line with the Company philosophy on the virus, the employee will be encouraged to be open about his or her HIV status.