Fostering Learning

Are introverts better at partnership brokering?

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Author: Brouwer, H.
Publication date: 2013, In: Betwixt & Between. The Journal of Partnership Brokering

This article raises the question of whether it matters if a partnership broker is introverted or extroverteds temperament in any professional field. The author applies this notion to the field of partnership brokers - is it indeed true that there is an expectation nowadays that brokers should be talkative extroverts?

Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

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Authors: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) (for UN)
Publication date: 2008

This publication highlights seventeen examples of how the private sector engages in partnerships to reduce the risk of disaster. An attempt has been made to divide the examples into the three partnership types:

Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

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Authors: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) (for UN)
Publication date: 2008

Empowering smallholder farmers in markets: Experiences with farmer-led research for advocacy

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Authors: Giel, T. & Proctor, F., published by AGRINATURA CTA LEI Wageningen UR
Publication date: 2013

Collaborative Challenges and Successes: A Case Example

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In this series from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Health Leadership's 2011 Annual Leadership Conference, you will learn how to build effective partnerships within communities and health organizations, and across sectors. In this video, collaborative challenges and successes are discussed, followed by a case study about operationalizing collaboration among health care safety net providers.

Participatory Decision-Making in Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations

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In this series from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Health Leadership's 2011 Annual Leadership Conference, you will learn how to build effective partnerships within communities and health organizations, and across sectors. In this video, Sam Kaner focuses on among others the complexity of group dynamics. He investigates what makes it so likely that many high hope collaborative efforts end up with such a poor sense of the gap between what they thought they could do versus what they actually did.

Pathways to Collaborative Action: Transforming agricultural, land and food systems

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Authors: McKenzie, F.
Publicateion date: 2013

This Ecoagriculture Discussion Paper explores the possibilities of taking cross-sectoral collaborative action to break away from business-as-usual. It shows how the complexity of the sustainability challenges makes cross-sectoral collaboration so essential. It highlights how complex non-linear linkages exist between food, agricultural, and land systems. It argues that if we are to effectively operate in this nexus, then we need to seriously reconsider the way we work together.

Wagging the dragon’s tail: emerging practices in participatory poverty reduction in China

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Authors: several authors for IIED

This special issue of Participatory Learning and Action focuses on China to investigate the interface between government and communities and how this is changing as a precondition to poverty eradication. Participation is becoming key to reducing poverty through improving livelihoods, at the same time as sustaining the environment, maintaining China’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity and ensuring good governance.

Learning to do Action Research for Social Change

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Author: Pettit, J. (University of Sussex)
Publication date: 2010, In: International Journal of Communication, 4, Pp. 820-827

Action research provides an alternative approach to bringing about changes in knowledge, policy, and practice. But to be effective and inclusive, taking into account complex dynamics of power and participation, action research requires capable facilitators with particular skills.