Many organizations offer their expertise and support to accompany Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs) in their effective cooperation with diverse partners. Some of them focus on certain countries or topics while others work cross-sectional and worldwide. This page gives an overview of support services and platforms for partnerships.
The aim of platforms or organizations like Partnerships2030, the Collective Leadership Institute (CLI), the MSP Institute or the Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) is to foster new MSPs and to support existing partnerships in their work. For this purpose, they provide MSPs as well as interested stakeholders with practices for good cooperation. They promote knowledge exchange and support MSPs on topics such as impact assessment. Other forms of support may include accompanying workshops, the conception and implementation of (tailor-made) trainings or individual consulting. Some of the organizations, like the World Resources Institute (WRI), are engaged in research to identify trends at an early stage and to be up to date. Some of them, such as the Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) or the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) are part of universities or other research institutions.
Many platforms or organizations such as The Partnering Initiative or the UN 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator provide cross-sectoral and cross-regional support. Others offer their support mainly for MSPs with sectoral and/or regional priorities: Examples for regionally specialized organizations are ALIARSE in Costa Rica or the SDG Partnership Platform which focuses on Kenia. The International Land Coalition (ILC) and the Center for International Forestry Research Wolrd Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) on the other hand are specialized thematically and they do cross-regional work. Another example is the World Economic Forum which supports MSPs through the Centre for Nature and Climate. The Grow Asia platform is specialized both, thematically and regionally, with its focus on environmental sustainability of smallholder agriculture in Asia.
Apart from the support services offered by Partnerships2030, it is possible for MSPs that are initiated by the German civil society to receive financial and professional support from Engagement Global-bengo. For more information click here. Moreover, there are different consultancies and MSP experts. If you are interested in receiving further information, please contact us.
Cooperation between organizations and platforms like the before mentioned also exists to strengthen MSPs and similar forms of cooperation in the best way possible. In this regard, the Partnership Campaign for the SDGs, an event co-organized by Partnerships2030, is taking place this year. Click here to find more information.