Shaping Sustainable Change: The Role of Partnership Brokering in Optimising Collaborative Action (Paperback)Leda Stott (editor)
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Multi-actor partnerships are promoted as central to the achievement of sustainable development. However, these relationships are not always easy, and calls are being made for more guidance on how partners can work together effectively to deliver results and achieve meaningful change.
Shaping Sustainable Change explains the growing and significant role of partnership brokering in shaping these relationships. Drawing upon the work of the Partnership Brokers Association, it uses evidenced-based materials to show how the work of partnership brokering contributes to the management of collaborative relationships so that they are better positioned to have a positive and sustainable impact. As well as making the case for partnership brokering, the publication explores the profile and key activities carried out by partnership brokers, and the skills required to undertake this role. Examples are also provided to illustrate how partnership brokering works in practice in relation to different contexts, sectors and themes.
This book will appeal not only to partnership brokers but also to professional and academic readers interested in achieving sustainable development.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"An excellent introduction to partnership brokering; this book will be invaluable to any organisation that uses brokers or is thinking of using them in the future. Part 1 examines the roles taken by brokers in facilitating collaboration. Part 2 features a collection of real-life examples of brokering in action."
Judith Nichol, Head of Factual Partnerships, BBC
"Collaborating across boundaries is needed for humanity to survive the challenges of the 21st Century. Partnership brokering is emerging because some brilliant people realise this. Their words are in this book. I urge you to read it and join them."
Sean Lowrie, Director, Start Network Consortium
"A thought-provoking dive into the core and complexities of partnering, and an engaging journey to real-life practice all around the globe, from Nepal to Spain, Poland to Zambia, and Canada to Papua New Guinea. A must-read and a treat for partnering-passionates!"
Mathieu Hermans, Senior Policy Advisor, Partnering and Capacity-Building, PAX
"Our world increasingly requires groups and individuals with competing interests to collaborate and find common ground. The partnership brokering process outlined in this book provides practical advice on how we can achieve this."
Kwasi Amponsah Boateng, Social Performance Manager, Tullow Oil Plc
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