The Collective Leadership Institute is the co-founder of The Partnering Alliance.

The objective of the Partnering Alliance is to develop open source best practice reference standards for multi-stakeholder collaboration that can be widely adopted by all sectors of society and support the highest quality and continuous improvement of the majority of types of cross-sector partnerships for development.

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The German platform for Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MAP) offers a learning and capacity building space on partnering to establish a transformative development path including civil society organizations, local and national governments, businesses, and science, and thereby disrupting the status quo of leading change in isolation.

As a result of the forum “Global Partnerships” of the “Zukunftscharta”, “Charter for the future” in September 2015, and framed by the Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development) MAP are the opportunity to transform the current global social, economic and environmental system into a future-oriented collaborative co-creation that is centered around people, based on mutual respect and benefit in contribution for the common good. 

Promoting economic development in Morocco

Promoting economic development in Morocco

CLI conducted trainings for two groups from Morocco. The country is facing economic challenges, so scaling up collaboration skills among relevant partners is essential for the region. One group dealt with the topic of promoting micro-enterprises and auto-entrepreneurs, while the other one was focussing on disadvantaged regions. People from different sectors gathered to have a capacity building on how to engage the stakeholders in each GIZ project. Read the whole article here.

The Nebhana Water Forum

The Nebhana Water Forum

A participative dialogue process to relieve the deficiencies of water management in central Tunisia. On the 24 and 25 of May, the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture has inaugurated the first Nebhana Water Forum in Sbikha, Governorate of Kairouan. In the framework of the GIZ project Appui à la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau (AGIRE) and with the support of CLI, the Tunisian administration and local water users – mainly farmers - are working together in a participative dialogue process in order to find solutions for a durable water management. Read the whole article here.

THE PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS INITIATIVE (PEP)

THE PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS INITIATIVE (PEP)

In order to navigate and implement high-quality partnering processes – a prerequisite to implement the SDGs, the question is “What does it take to unleash the collaboration potential for achieving the SDGs?” The Promoting Effective Partnerships Initiative (PEP) of which the Collective Leadership is one of five partners, will promote clarity in language and concepts, signposting through the spectrum of different partnering approaches, tools and support offers. PEP further aims engage and exchange with practitioners and experts in order to co-develop the professional field of partnering and build impact networks of practitioners.

German Platform for Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP)

German Platform for Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP)

In an effort to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the German platform for Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MAP) offers a learning and capacity building space on partnering. Framed by the Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development) partnerships between CSOs, governments and private sector organizations are the key enablers for meeting global challenges and fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative by the German Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation and the Collective Leadership Institute aims to offer guidance to actors in partnerships and create an exchange on improving partnering processes. The platform is currently in its co-creation phase and will commence kick-off in 2016.

ENTIRE - Empowering civil society in water management

ENTIRE - Empowering civil society in water management

The ENTIRE project, funded by the European Union''s Non-State Actors and Local Authorities-programme, empowers regional civil society networks to take an active role in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Southern Mediterranean region. The Collective Leadership Institute, the Arabian Countries Water Utility Association (ACWUA), the Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED) and the German Water Partnership (GWP) are the partners of ENTIRE.
Through built capacity in dialogic change the goal is to establish technical working groups on management of utilities, capacity building and training, management of water resources, water and health, utilities’ reforms and benchmarking. A snowball effect will be attained by training 60 members from ACWUA and RAED networks within two years who will disseminate the dialogic approach within their projects.

Rwandan Public-Private Dialogue: cross-sector collaboration

Rwandan Public-Private Dialogue: cross-sector collaboration

In the context of the Rwandan Public-Private Dialogue (RPPD) Mechanism, established by the Rwandan government, the Collective Leadership Institute trained the core container of actors in effective stakeholder engagement, internal and external communication, monitoring, and regular reviews. The goal is to facilitate on-going dialogue between the public and private sectors at local and national level to identify barriers to private sector cooperation.
The result: The RPPD mechanism now operates throughout the 30 districts of Rwanda. Public and private sectors stakeholders hold regular dialogues to address administrative and policy issues experienced by local business people and to resolve them at local level. In this way gaps retarding business growth are identified and addressed. The 5 missions are supported by the GIZ EcoEmploi programme.

Setting up a sustainable water dialogue structure in Tunisia

Setting up a sustainable water dialogue structure in Tunisia

A Water Forum for Kairouan In Tunisia, water scarcity is a huge problem, especially in the central and southern parts of the country. For instance, in the governorate of Kairouan (Al-Qayrawan), 150km in the south of Tunis farmers have problems to access water for the irrigation of the their fields. Even more alarming: in some parts of Kairouan people do not have access to drinking water, since ground water basins have dried up. How can a dialogic approach improve the situation? Find further information in French here.

The Comoros Islands: From conflict to unity

The Comoros Islands: From conflict to unity

Members and non-members of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) were invited to take part in a Stakeholder Dialogues tailor-made course and undertook a detailed stakeholder analysis of the health sector on the Comoros. This helped identify some of the strengths and weaknesses of the different key players, led to intense discussions on roles and responsibilities and greatly contributed to understanding the context. The tailor-made workshop enabled the group to develop a common understanding of what the CCM is, why it exists, and how each different stakeholder can contribute to its effective operation through proper engagement. This lead-up helped create a space for dialogue on existing issues, to overcome misunderstandings, and take joint steps towards the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

Violence prevention in South Africa

Violence prevention in South Africa

Participants of this tailor-made Stakeholder Dialogues course comprised both GIZ staff in South Africa and their partners from the public sector, civil society, and community based organisations who were trained to cooperate more effectively to promote the safety of particularly vulnerable population groups in disadvantaged communities. They identified a common vision of the GIZ violence Prevention and Safe Public Spaces programme and the success factors for meaningful stakeholder engagement.

Improved water resources management in Afghanistan

Improved water resources management in Afghanistan

The Collective Leadership Institute intensively trained 16 members of the Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Company (AUWSSC) in working with Stakeholder Dialogues, key concepts for achieving common goals, and Success Factors in Stakeholder Dialogues during 3 tailor-made courses in New Delhi, India in January 2014. The training supported the ministries engagement processes relating to water policy, on drafting a water law, and on preparing to set up regional river authorities in order improve the efficiency in managing the water resources in Afghanistan and deliver clean drinking water to the public.

Empowering Water Wise Women in Jordan

Empowering Water Wise Women in Jordan

The Collective Leadership Institute worked with 120 people from the water sector in Jordan on a participatory research (multi-stakeholder dialogue) where the ideas of all involved were counted in with the purpose of establishing a network. The Water Wise Women Initiativewere empowered to actively engage, interact, and gain trust with their partners in their communities and at the national level. They learned how to base their work on the dialogic approach and adapt it to the needs of a community of 50 countrywide development centres. The WWWI has subsequently established a national network institution that also ensures local women participation in public life. The results are an increased water use efficiency of households and communities and a direct impact on gender relations in Jordan.

Good governance and economic growth in Africa

Good governance and economic growth in Africa

In order to improve good governance processes between different thematic areas during the implementation of regional policies in Africa, the Collective Leadership institute capacitated a group of public sector, private sector, and civil society organisations experts from Ethiopia, Jordan, Germany, Palestine, Denmark, Egypt and Senegal. In the open course Stakeholder Dialogues the participants learned the foundations of the dialogic approach, how to make cross-sector collaboration easier, how to engage their partners stakeholders constructively through dialogue, focus on results and thus overcome their challenges. The results is a stronger network of contributors, experts, and organisations that will jointly reinforce the drive towards better governance, and will address the economic and sustainable growth issues in Africa.

Sustainable use of water resources in Latin America

Sustainable use of water resources in Latin America

A variety of experts in water supply, environment, education or citizen participation, joined the open course Stakeholder Dialogues in Lima, Perú to share their experiences and learn how to engage their partners. The Collective Leadership Institute capacitated 22 participants from Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador, Guatemala, México in the principles of dialogic change to improve access to clean water and the proper disposal of waste water aiming at providing a better quality of life for poor people in Latin America. Learning a new approach and working on the challenges in their daily practice enables them to foster a constructive dialogue between communities and authorities at the local and national levels and to find common ground for the conservation and sustainable use of water resources.

Supporting good governance among the African Union States

Supporting good governance among the African Union States

How to combine "flatland" and "wonderland" - dialogic and structural elements - in building sustainable multi-stakeholder processes? This was one of the burning questions discussed during the tailor-made training Stakeholder Dialogues for the African Union Commission (AUC)/GIZ programme Strengthening the capacity of the AU Commission in the field of good governance in June in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The participants learned how to develop a fruitful collaboration with key stakeholders, such as Africa’s regional economic communities and representatives of the member states in order for the Departments of Political Affairs and Social Affairs to raise standards of democracy, elections and human rights in the AU member states has increased.

Supporting the Water Sector Reform in the DR Congo

Supporting the Water Sector Reform in the DR Congo

In the context of the water sector reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo to improve water and sanitation services to the population, the Collective Leadership Instititute trained members of the RESE programme in the in dialogic techniques to smooth conflicts and in hurdling weak cooperation by creating common engagement between the involved institutions during the implementation and creation of a new legal and institutional framework on water. Participants learned how to build trust through Stakeholder Dialogues and gain engagement for the collaboration process. Today, stakeholder platforms at national and provincial levels are successes worth celebrating, collaboration between the relevant state actors, civil society, and private actors is fruitful, the sustainable water sector reform finds acceptance among all the relevant stakeholders, and water supply and sanitation services have improved.

African Cashew Initiative

African Cashew Initiative

The purpose of the African Cashew Initiative (ACi) was to strengthen the global competitiveness of cashew production and processing in five pilot countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, and Côte d’Ivoire). CLI supported the multi-stakeholder initiative and provided stakeholder engagement strategies on various levels. CLI also assisted the contextual preparation and facilitated strategic stakeholder events which brought together actors from public and private sectors as well as from civil society from around the world.