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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.

Aida Robbana

What obstacles to partnering have you overcome?

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

Wood Plc
What have been your partnering successes?

Without partnership, we’re not able to deliver a lot of the things that our projects need to deliver.

Ariana Childs Graham

Global Health Advocacy Incubator
Program Director Road Safety Program

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.

Vanessa Reuber

Partnering Call to Action

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.

Kali Taylor

Partnering Challenges

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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