Building effective networks. In this session. Consider the value of building networks with NGOs and other stakeholders. Learn how to develop effective networks. Why network? Strategic choices: pros and cons of networking Multi-stakeholder networks When to network?
Building effective networks
Consider the value of building networks with NGOs and other stakeholders. Learn how to develop effective networks.
Building networking with other NGOs and stakeholders offers a range of advantages, such as:
Strategic choices: pros and cons of networking
From your own experience working with networks,* what are the pros and cons? How did you maximise the advantages and minimise the disadvantages of networking?
*You may have valuable insights from working with all kinds of groups to develop and achieve shared objectives, for example groups in your community or workplace.
Principles of effective partnership:
2. clearly defined expectations, rights and responsibilities
3. accountability and transparency
trust – respect – integrity – credibility – ownership
Checklist: some key steps in establishing an MEA-related network
The 11 months leading up to a meeting are when most of the work needs to be done. A network pre-meeting in the weekend leading up to an intergovernmental meeting should be a strategic session to address: