Strategic Partnerships

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Partnerships Strategy & Guidelines
2008

Partnerships Strategy & Guidelines 2008

Front Cover: Dr Dennis P Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (left) and Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, Rector, National University of Rwanda after signing an MoU Back Cover: Dr Kenji Iiyama, President, Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences (second left) during a visit to World Agroforestry Centre

Section A PARTNERSHIP STRATEGY
1. Background .............................................................................................1 2. Why we need partnerships: an historical perspective..............................2 3. Goal and Strategic Objectives..................................................................5 4. Partnership categories .............................................................................7 5. Operationalizing the Partnership Strategy ...............................................8 6. Enduring Partnership ................................................................................9

Section B PARTNERSHIP GUIDELINES
Acronyms ..................................................................................................... 11 1. Objective .................................................................................................. 11 2. Scope ....................................................................................................... 12 3.Types and Duration of Partnerships .......................................................... 13 4. Guiding Principles .................................................................................... 15 5. Management of Partnerships ................................................................... 17

Annexes
Annex 1. Important elements to be included into agreements .................22 Annex 2. Memorandum of Understanding template ......................................................................................23 Annex 3. Form for assessing the state of a partnership ............................33 Annex 4. Partner assessment criteria ........................................................34

Tables
Table 1 Table 2 Strategic partnership examples ................................................14 Roles and responsibilities of the Partnerships Directorate vis-à-vis those of scientists, GRPLs and Regional Coordinators, and Country representatives and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) ...................18

Section A PARTNERSHIP STRATEGY

1. Background
The World Agroforestry Centre’s mission is to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles trees play in agricultural landscapes and to use its research to advance policies and practices to benefit the poor and the environment. The Centre’s niche lies in conducting research on key questions related to agroforestry and how it can contribute to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability. Its other roles include • Facilitating conceptual frameworks and research principles for agroforestry as a viable land use system; • Collating, systematizing and sharing agroforestry knowledge for development; • Strengthening the capacity for agroforestry research and education for development; and • Facilitating in the formation of communities of practice in agroforestry. As an emergent inter- and multi-disciplinary area of science and technology, agroforestry cuts across traditional institutional structures and policies on sectors such as agriculture, forestry, energy, water, environment (including climate change) and land management. The contribution of agroforestry to productive and ecologically sustainable landscapes is envisioned, but the pathways to achieve this vision cannot be over simplified. The breadth of agroforestry research and development is beyond the capacity of a single institution to manage. A constellation of institutions including public, private and international and national organizations continue to contribute to a...
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