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Partnerships for change. Better together 


Partnerships for Change. Better together

Would your project, business idea or research project benefit from working with others? And are  you struggling to see who are the right partners, how you can engage them and how to work together?

This Knowledge in Action Talk#3 Partnerships for Change. Better together will inspire you with creative tactics and strategic thinking, and offer practical tips that you can take into your work to create partnerships for change.

Join us on 8 March 2022, 1-2.30 pm CET 




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Rowena Harding, Communications and Engagement specialist will facilitate the talk alongside two guest facilitators, who will share their experiences from two very different but successful partnerships.

Case 1: When broad based-coalitions create change – how Uganda’s Domestic Violence Act, 2010 was passed
Hear how a broad-based coalition of NGOs, state actors, and activists came together to make progress for women’s rights in Uganda. Learn how to build and work in a partnership, create strategies and tactics that propel your course, synchronise your messages and case stories with media priorities while staying true to your values and focused on making change.

Guest facilitator:  Harriet Gimbo, ActionAid International, Global Secretariat as the Program Quality Learning and Impact Advisor. Harriet will talk about how she co-ordinated a broad based coalition of NGOs, public sector, activists and lawyers to progress women’s rights in Uganda and how it resulted in the Domestic Violence Act, 2010 finally being passed in parliament.

Case 2: Successful community engagement using citizen science in South Africa
Water management requires data and planning. Hear how residents of Limpopo, South Africa, were engaged and involved in collecting data and sharing their rich knowledge of water and agriculture. Get tips on techniques to empower communities, such as knowledge cafés, participatory mapping and participatory evaluation. And hear how the project has enriched the community, sparked their interest in water literacy and benefitted the researcher.

Guest facilitator:  Jacqueline Goldin, Associate Professor Extra-Ordinary in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of the Western Cape a position that is held under the UNESCO Chair for Groundwater and Society. Jacqueline will talk about how she turned ordinary community members into engaged scientists to monitor groundwater in South Africa, to provide government, researchers and planners with better data for planning. Read here.

Partnerships for change. Better Together is part of the Danida Fellowship Centre’s online series of Knowledge in Action Talks that convene brilliant minds, provide powerful inspiration, and facilitate meaningful connections across our knowledge ecosystem.

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