""Who is most neutral" is a tricky question! I think it depends on who are the main partners you are trying to convene. There is also a need for credibility, so the reputation of the convening group is a big part of it, not just…"
"Agree with previous comments from David and Lucy. From a partnership building perspective, I think its important to demonstrate results as quickly as possible, which often means looking for quick wins and working at manageable…"
"On the question of barriers, I think its also worth highlighting the difficulties of cross-sector collaboration which is so critical in the water resources sector. Getting different government departments (water and ag, water and…"
"I think there are two parts to this: the pre-conditions that increase the chances of the partnership succeeding, and then the more practical (and difficult) process of making it work over the longer term.
On pre-conditions, we already…"
"Agree with David's comments. To cite a few Africa examples, I think the case of Imarisha Naivasha in Kenya is one we can learn a lot from. This is a case where quite diverse stakeholders within a specific, high stress watershed…"
"Hi Rachel - good question. I think it depends on the existing level of motivation amongst stakeholders. If it is already very high, then a simply "neutral broker" role can be quite effective in bringing the parties…"
The 2030 Water Resources Group is a public-private-civil society partnership. We help build national coalitions to drive action on water resources reform in water stressed countries in developing economies. In Africa, we currently work in South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.
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Agriculture, Finance and Investment, Partnerships, Water
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