We believe in investing in long-term relationships to build trust and promote ownership amongst local partners through an inclusive, participatory approach.
We are committed to strong and collaborative partnerships, coupled with the determination to listen to and learn from Southern partners. This means:
- Respecting and enabling local leadership, and making decisions together
- Understanding local contexts: A good understanding of the social and political contexts and the power dynamics within which we and our partners operate, enables us to shape and adapt our work and maximise the chances of achieving significant and sustainable change.
- Continually improving our capabilities and methodologies, in order to develop more appropriate and responsive approaches that reflect the needs of our partners and the most promising opportunities for achieving lasting change.