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?
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:
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: