Research Workshop: Leveraging science excellence and development impact through partnerships

  • Date
  • Time
    10:00 am > 11:30 am UTC-11:00
  • Location
    United Nations, Conference Room 2, Nairobi, Kenya

Thematic Areas: Capacity Sharing

The panel will use case studies of CGIAR collaborations in order to spark an interactive conversation on how the formation, governance, and delivery of partnerships can help achieve excellent science and development impact.

Key objectives: 

  • Creating greater awareness of the work being undertaken to develop diverse and equitable partnerships.    
  • Developing recommendations that the panel members and members can use to promote and drive effective, fair partnerships in their respective organisations. 

Panel discussion

Partnerships are pivotal to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers while easing the global food crisis. CGIAR identifies partnerships as fundamental to its ability to deliver outcomes that drive food, land and water systems transformation.

The proposed panel will introduce examples of different models of partnership in which CGIAR is currently engaged and discuss the benefits of these and/or alternative approaches. The examples of the Netherlands CGIAR research programme and the recently created UK-CGIAR Centre will be used to stimulate discussion with interactions from the floor. 

The discussion will focus on 3 aspects of partnerships: 

1 – Identifying the right partners so that scientific research makes a sustainable, impactful contribution to development  

2 – Creating governance structures to ensure equity between partners in decision-making, responsibility and funding

3 – Managing and measuring the success of partnerships – understanding what a successful partnership is, and how success can be measured and promoted