Getting to Yes: Activating Partnerships in Africa
Lindsay Clinton, Intellecap
Development challenges increasingly require the effort and collaboration of multiple stakeholders—from corporates to NGOs, start-ups to governments—in order to create real change. However, creating a successful partnership requires systematic thought, ensuring partners accommodate each other’s goals, understand unique organizational cultures, have a clear eye on risks, and know who is bringing what resources to the table. In this workshop, participants with will have the opportunity to hear lessons learned about cross-sector partnership experiences in Africa, share their own experiences, and preview a new partnership tool that helps partners navigate through the activation stage and into contract more efficiently and with eyes wide open. In this workshop, participants will hear from 3 different firms on their experiences setting up complex partnerships, and after each short case study presentation, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own partnership experiences and then preview the partnership activation tool.
Saida Benhayoune, Program Director, MIT D-Lab Jeffrey Dykstra, Co-Founder and CEO, Partners in Food Solutions Lindsay Clinton, Director, Intellecap
Alexis Bonnell, Acting Director, Office of Engagement and Communications in the U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID (Invited) Carl Jensen, CEO, Good Nature Agro (Invited)