One of the keys for success for innovative approaches is being user- and problem-centric. In the context of partnership, this means that, rather than viewing a situation through existing organisational lenses, it is important to develop a clear shared understanding of the problem to be solved, and of the intended user group.
The Partnering Initiative and Ethicore will be hosting the Partnership Zone at Business Fights Poverty’s flagship Oxford Conference on 18 July, and we’re looking for the most innovative partnerships to feature during the Zone and beyond. By bringing together the diversity of resources, thinking and approaches of business, NGOs, investors, the UN and other development […]
In 2017, the second year since the launch of the SDGs, TPI continued to build momentum around its vision for a world where cross-sector collaboration for the SDGs is mainstreamed, scaled and optimized. Global engagement and promoting cross-sector collaboration This year, alongside the International Chamber of Commerce, TPI led private sector engagement in the Global Partnership for Effective […]
Getting your own organisation behind a partnership is where most of the hard work lies. Building internal alignment is difficult for at least two reasons: structures, and individuals. Organisational structures can either actively support or strongly block collaborative efforts. And then there’s the human beings.
While significant progress has undoubtedly been made in some areas of business / public health relations (notably in the area of infectious disease control), it is surely time to break this us-and-them deadlock when it comes to combatting NCDs. Unless we urgently seek a more productive basis for private sector engagement, we will collectively fail to meet the SDGs.