Opinion & analyses
Raising ambitions with futures thinking
Interviewed by Emily Ghassemi, Partnership Researcher, Impact17 Who are you? I’m Beris Gwynne. I have worked as a diplomat and aid official and in the
COVID-19 partnerships between governments and companies￼
Many people have said that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse progress made towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In the article “SDG17:
Partnering from a community perspective: the greatest impact
Impact17 believes that multisector partnerships that genuinely involve stakeholders are the most effective. We know that community engagement is not easy. However, it is vital
Collaboration – the secret weapon to tackle climate change!
It’s a given that collaboration is a potent accelerator for progress, particularly when it comes to delivering change in solving other big global problems, such
Impact17 Partnership Perspectives highlight the power of partnerships, the challenges and successes, and how fruitful partnerships can be developed, fostered and scaled-up. The Partnership Perspectives come from the real-life experiences and perspectives of partnership practitioners and experts in the form of written opinion pieces and video interviews.
Yannick du Pont
The most precious commodity in fragile states is trust.
We need to develop more platforms for many stakeholders in order for everybody to understand what they can bring, and the value of each and every one.
Peter J Hall
Without partnership, we’re not able to deliver a lot of the things that our projects need to deliver.
Ariana Childs Graham
Not being tied to a particular outcome, but showing up with a bit of curiosity, cultivating relationships, exploring, entering into it to see what surfaces. You don’t always know what the possibilities are, so just be open to what might surface from that relationship is really important.
I am looking for partners who want to talk about community energy, who have a cooperative, who are working in the field of renewable energy to push through the solar campaign, we need to move to a new type of energy for the future, and we need to do it quickly.
One challenge that we certainly are seeing around partnership is the measurement of impact because, of course, we believe and have a hypothesis that working together leads to better outcomes. But we need to be able to prove that in a world where there’s less financing to go around.
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