Working with organisations in the early stages of a partnership to ensure there is a good foundation on which to build the collaboration.
To give your partnership the strongest chance of success we can provide: initial scoping; building potential partner relationships; developing joint objectives; creating a partnering agreement and putting in place a governance and operational structure.
Examples of previous programmes
Kenyan Integrated Mobile Maternal Newborn and Child Health Information Platform (KimMNCHip)
KimMNCHip is a cross-sectoral partnership that enables mHealth initiatives for maternal, newborn and child health to achieve a national scale in Kenya. The consortia was formed in early 2011 with the aim to bring key stakeholders together to work with Safaricom, the largest (80% market share) mobile phone provider in Kenya to develop, based on various promising pilots, a solution for national scaling. TPI will facilitate a process which will see the partnership expand and engage with new stakeholders, and will provide cross sector partnership training for those involved (2012).
TPI facilitated a one day workshop between WWF and their private sector partner Sodexo. The organisations were in the early stages of a partnership around Water, Women and Community Development and the aim of the workshop was to create a foundation to launch the partnership, agree on shared objectives and build working relationships (2011).
African Flu Alliance (AFA)
TPI facilitated 2 sessions at the inaugural meeting of the African Flu Alliance, a forum for a dialogue between health authorities, health partners and international agencies to facilitate the implementation of influenza preparedness & response in the African continent. The first session built understanding and capacity in how to collaborate effectively and make the alliance work as a mechanism for addressing the influenza challenge in Africa. The second session was a facilitated workshop to help develop, and get buy-in to a set of recommendations for the structuring and governance of the newly set up initiative, building upon draft recommendations prepared by TPI with the African Flu Alliance HQ at World Health Organisation (2010).
TPI conducted a stakeholder consultation process leading to the development of a multi-stakeholder partnering internet platform for the cultural industries, and a ‘good partnering’ recognition scheme (2008-2009).