An Old Concept For A New Future: Exploring the
Innovation of Working in Authentic Partnerships in the
Solomon Islands

Kat...
SINPA’s Goal
By working together, Solomon Islanders improve their long
term health, well-being and livelihoods.
SINPA
Aust...
What is partnership?
FSC

Influencing Factors include:
•Board governance experience
•Personal experiences of staff and Boa...
Partnership, SBA & Capacity Building
Solomon Islands
Government
CLC Network Steering
Committee

Prov.
Network

Prov.
Netwo...
Partnership, SBA &
Capacity Building
Supporting Change

Lessons

•Mentoring
•Training
•Opportunities to
network
•Decentral...
Steering Committee Development

Citizen Led
Partnership
Placation
Consulting
Informing
Manipulation
Partnership & Accountability
Australian
Aid

Oxfam

SCA

Oxfam/ FSC

SCA SI

ADRA

ADRA
SI

APHEDA

APHEDA/
CLCs

IWDA

Li...
Partnership & Power
SINPA Chair

Australian Aid

ANGO

SINPA Partner

Politician
Local partner

Community
Chief

community...
SINPA Gender Standards
Facilitating
Change

Use
momentum to
embed in
culture

Document &
celebrate
success

Set goals to
remove
barriers
Why
embr...
Partnership & Learning

SINPA
Australian
Aid

Oxfam

Oxfam/ FSC

SCA

ADRA

APHEDA

IWDA

SCA SI

ADRA
SI

APHEDA/
RTCs

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Katie Greenwood Partnership as a new way of working

  1. 1. An Old Concept For A New Future: Exploring the Innovation of Working in Authentic Partnerships in the Solomon Islands Katie Greenwood SINPA Chair & Oxfam Country Director Solomon Islands
  2. 2. SINPA’s Goal By working together, Solomon Islanders improve their long term health, well-being and livelihoods. SINPA Australian Aid Oxfam Oxfam/ FSC SCA ADRA APHEDA IWDA SCA SI ADRA SI APHEDA/ RTCs Live & Learn
  3. 3. What is partnership? FSC Influencing Factors include: •Board governance experience •Personal experiences of staff and Board with S.I service delivery •Level and context of staff training •Expectations of operations from S.I organisational accreditation systems •Years of operating experience •Previous experiences with Donors and partners OXFAM Influencing Factors include: •Lessons from other Oxfam affiliates re: organisational development and program best practice •Requirements of AusAID and others re accountability and accreditation •Oxfam values and operating principles •Years of operating experience •Level of acceptable organisational risk
  4. 4. Partnership, SBA & Capacity Building Solomon Islands Government CLC Network Steering Committee Prov. Network Prov. Network Prov. Network CLC CLC CLC CLC CLC CLC CLC CLC CLC APHEDA SKILLS Project
  5. 5. Partnership, SBA & Capacity Building Supporting Change Lessons •Mentoring •Training •Opportunities to network •Decentralised models •Capacity assessment tools •Empowerment Evaluations •Shared responsibility •Broker relationships •Importance of good role models/champions •continually reinforce incremental positive changes in behaviour and attitude •making use of the power of the collective/majority to “speak truth to power” APHEDA SKILLS Project
  6. 6. Steering Committee Development Citizen Led Partnership Placation Consulting Informing Manipulation
  7. 7. Partnership & Accountability Australian Aid Oxfam SCA Oxfam/ FSC SCA SI ADRA ADRA SI APHEDA APHEDA/ CLCs IWDA Live & Learn Australian Aid Australian People Primary Beneficiaries Civil Society S.I Government
  8. 8. Partnership & Power SINPA Chair Australian Aid ANGO SINPA Partner Politician Local partner Community Chief community Line Ministry Influential Development Professional
  9. 9. SINPA Gender Standards
  10. 10. Facilitating Change Use momentum to embed in culture Document & celebrate success Set goals to remove barriers Why embrace change? Gender working group take carriage Standards = Vision Buy in via peer review Make it happen Set the stage Make it stick
  11. 11. Partnership & Learning SINPA Australian Aid Oxfam Oxfam/ FSC SCA ADRA APHEDA IWDA SCA SI ADRA SI APHEDA/ RTCs Live & Learn

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