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Partos event

Partos Innovation Hub

Strategic Partnerships Lab – 1 year SPs.
Taking stock of shifting power dynamics.

  • Date and time 27 januari 2022, 15:00 - 17:00
  • Where Zoom & Miro
  • For whom CSOs from the Strategic Partnerships and everyone interested


  • Celebrate successes and brilliant failures from 2021 in relation to creating equal power relations;
  • Equip participants with valuable knowledge and practical skills to tackle unequal power relations;
  • Co-create practical recommendations to nurture equal power relations within the Strategic Partnerships framework.

Taking stock of shifting power dynamics

In 2021 the Strategic Partnerships started to experiment with ‘shifting the power’ to tackle unequal power relations within their governance structures and programmatic work. During this interactive online session, we will embark on an exploratory journey to learn from successes and brilliant failures after one year of SPs. Which characteristics play an important role herein? What recommendations do we see moving forward? And what support might we need to do the right things?

Plan Nederland will present an interesting use case from the She Leads Alliance. Furthermore, we will collect lessons learnt, best practices and tips & tricks through interactive plenaries and break-out sessions. This session will be facilitated by Gerrit de Vries from Joint Purpose, an international expert in shifting power and partnership building.

Join us on Miro

Prior to the Strategic Partnerships Lab, join the Miro whiteboard and add one success and one brilliant failure of a shifting power strategy.

Join the Miro whiteboard

What are the Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships (SPs) are an instrument to facilitate cooperation between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and civil society organisations. The SPs are implemented under the ‘Strengthening Civil Society’ policy framework with four grant instruments: Power of Voices, Power of Women, SRHR Partnership Fund and Women, Peace and Security. Under the Strategic Partnerships Lab Partos facilitates learning & innovation for and with the Strategic Partnerships.

Join our Community of Practice – Shift the Power

Partos has been actively working on the theme of Shifting Power for multiple years. The Community of Practice (CoP) – Shift the Power consisting of a diverse group of development professionals is a driving force behind all the activities, tools, and papers that have been created. Important objectives are to create practical policy recommendations towards the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their new Policy Framework and work towards systems change by exploring and creating practical solutions to shift the power. Do you want to join the Community of Practice? Send an email to

We are launching the Partos Media house

Anytime soon the Partos Media House will be launched. A new online space where columns, vlogs, articles, video’s, podcasts and more will be shared by our members and international partners and development practitioners. Do you want to share a story about your experience with ‘shifting the power’? Or do you want to become a columnist? Send an email to

Stay informed


Future Brief – Shift the Power

Power Awareness Tool

Decolonisation of Aid

Podcast series: Partos Future Exploration