Multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) is an approach that allows a more effective collaboration among multiple actors. MSPs have become increasingly popular for addressing the complex issues of sustainable development.
This workshop will offer an introduction of what are MSPs, opportunities and challenges of working with MSPs; it will provide a framework to support healthy and successful MSPs; highlight practical tools to effectively engage with MSPs and tackle sensitive issues; and illustrate how to use MSPs to maximise individual and collective outputs. The workshop will have a highly interactive nature by using actively participants’ own experiences in partnerships and collaborative processes. It will feature two cases, one from Uganda and another from Sweden.
The workshop will set aside time to discuss about what works, and what does not work well in designing and facilitating MSPs.
09.00 – 09.15 Opening and outline of the day
09.15 – 10.00 Setting the stage: background and core elements of MSPs. Herman Brouwer
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 11.30 Two examples of multi-stakeholder partnerships
1) Collaboration as a tool for creating ‘shared value’. A case of AGcelerate Initiative. Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira
2) Partnerships Linking Smallholder Farmers to Market. Katarina Erisksson, Project and Partnership Development Directo, Tetra Laval AB
11.30 – 12.00 Overcoming challenges in MSPs from a donor perspective. Anne Kullman, Sida Senior Advisor
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Group exercise: rich picture. Herman Brouwer
14.00 – 15.00 Dealing with main challenges in MSPs in terms of process design, stakeholder analysis and decision making. Herman Brouwer
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.00 Plenary panel ‘ask us’ session and discussions
16.00 – 16.30 End of the day recap
Herman Brouwer from Center of Development and Innovation, Wageningen University will be our facilitator and workshop leader. Herman draws from a long experience of working with MSPs. He has been leading many workshops worldwide on this topic and contributed to the CFS HLPE report on Multistakeholder Partnerships (HLPE report 13). He is the lead author of “The MSP Guide: How to Design and Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships” ( free download here), one of the must have handbooks to understand the inner workings of MSPs and for hands-on engagements and practical tools for working with these.