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Ensure clear scoping and objectives from the start of the project as this makes the inevitably challenging partnership process smoother.

Fostering trust among the partnership and beneficiaries is critical to the success of a partnership.

Good governance, project management and partner communications are necessary for a successful partnership.

Any action that involves water creates the most benefit and impact for society, environment and economy if these factors are considered: Stewardship, conservation, sustainability, responsibility, long-termism, responsible investing, stakeholder versus shareholder value. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognized ...

Communicate openly, clearly and often, at an appropriate level of understanding for all stakeholders and partners so they stay engaged

Ensure alignment with water-related public policy and government mandates at the project preparation stage so that partnership is more likely and outcomes are anchored in local and regional government plans.

Os projetos de Captação de Água Pluvial da Rede Engenheiros sem Fronteiras encontram sua maior dificuldade na aquisição do material para construção dos módulos. Uma vez que somos uma Organização Social e não temos lucro, precisamos buscar outros meios de ...

Task force teams are bound by a common goal (e.g. water security) but each member tackles different components of the solution, such as land management, education, or infrastructure provision.

Communication is an essential part of any project. Good communication with stakeholders and beneficiaries raises awareness as to why a project is necessary and beneficial. Clear communication can also generate local ownership for the future of the project and the ...

To create local ownership of projects or partnerships, understand the needs of related stakeholders and beneficiaries. Beneficiaries might include local businesses, communities living near the project, local or national government, and indirectly all stakeholders whose livelihoods depend on the outcome ...

A pilot, or short demonstration of the project approach before it is implemented in full, can help to build confidence in the competence and capacity of the partnership. A pilot can also serve as an example on the ground to ...

Different types of partners and stakeholders need different forms of engagement. Partners differ in their level of involvement – are they a core partner, a secondary partner, or a benefactor? Partner type also affects engagement strategies, whether the partner belongs ...

Clearly define roles for each member of the partnership to ensure stakeholders and partners do not get confused regarding the partnership process. Roles are best defined through both verbal confirmation during stakeholder workshops and the written partnership memorandum of understanding.

High-level engagement with policy makers and government officials is necessary to ensure the partnership activities are aligned with public mandates, particularly the public sector mandate for water security.

In-depth and considered consultation with key stakeholders will lead to a better partnership and meaningful solutions to local water challenges. Focused consultations with stakeholders and prospective partners can help identify the main local water challenges that impact them and validate ...

Many stakeholders will need education on water resources management and stewardship, especially those not exposed to such concepts before. This training and awareness-raising helps stakeholders engage with water sustainability to enact long-term, comprehensive solutions.

Developing partner capacity through education ensures partnerships are formed on an equal and sustainable footing. Training is a way to build partners’ capacity and understanding so that all partners can engage equally to address the water challenges that most affect ...

Partnerships should set objectives that are transparent, objectively measurable, and can be tracked over time. Setting measurable goals helps to create and sustain momentum throughout the partnership by allowing partners to demonstrate progress while holding stakeholders accountable. Through good monitoring ...