14 Mar

Stockholm Environment Institute, Linnégatan 87D, Stockholm

How to Effectively Initiate, Facilitate and Engage in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

seminars, workshops |

If you are already involved in Multi-stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs), would like to initiate a process of MSP, or if you just want to know more about MSPs, this workshop is for you!

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.

Preliminary programme (09:00 - 16:30)
• Opening and outline of the day
• Setting the stage: background and core elements of MSPs
• Case studies, two examples of multi-stakeholder partnerships, with different dimensions/focus
• Group exercise
• Summary and situational analysis, food for thought
during lunch

• Dealing with main challenges in MSPs in terms of process design, stakeholder analysis and decision making.
• Looking at tools often used in MSP design & facilitation
• Plenary panel ‘ask us’ session and discussions
• End of the day recap
• Evaluation, what did we get out?
• Expand on issues/thoughts/ideas that came up
• Further support needed?
• Added value for SIANI in a further working out a trajectory
• Post workshop round table evaluation

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.

More information and registration at the webpage of the event.


Time: 2019-03-14 09:00 - 16:30
City: Stockholm
Location: Stockholm Environment Institute, Linnégatan 87D
Organiser: SLU Global, SIANI
Last signup date: 7 March 2019
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