For the past year, I have been fortunate enough to be on a journey with the Global Standard, working at the Secretariat hosted by Accountable Now for a partnership of 10 civil society organisations (CSOs) around the world. Along the way, I’ve learned so much about meaningful engagement, partnerships, and how to embed dynamic accountability into my own practices. For Global Accountability Week 2020, I want to share some takeaways from my time thus far in the hope that they can shed light on why meaningful engagement is important for a partnership, and some steps that our partnership has taken thus far to implement it.
Ultimately, meaningful engagement fosters trustful relationships. The trust that partners have towards each other will go a long way in strengthening our common goal. This trust, built through meaningful engagement and collaboration between the Global Standard partners, constitutes a shared understanding of the partnership, and paves the way for us to work together to achieve these expectations. When all partners meet their own expectations, the whole partnership earns credibility and externally, stakeholders will collaborate with them more closely and frequently.
If you are looking for an interesting tool to begin to practice meaningful engagement and dynamic accountability in a partnership, why not check out the Rendir App for Networks? While you’re at it, let us know how you are practicing meaningful engagement by tweeting us @CSOStandard!
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