New ways of collaboration
Partos facilitates the transition towards more equitable partnerships within development cooperation. We do this by tackling the problem of power imbalances between civil society organisations, moving from top-heavy and top-down systems of international development and philanthropy towards a flatter and more equitable paradigm of people-based development.Stay updated
Partos Shift the Power Lab 2.0
- Recommendations for a more inclusive, flexible and localised policy framework ‘strengthening civil society’ of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The Power Awareness Tool, which helps partnerships to make power imbalances visible, will be updated into a new 2.0 version.
- 360-degree ‘shift the power’ assessment can be used to periodically gauge the progress an INGO is making in shifting power in their partnerships with international organisations.
- Shift-the-Power Atlas, where practitioners can find methods and tools to help them work according to the shift-the-power principles.
- Handbook for inclusive communication that facilitates ethical and inclusive communication.
- Research on (un)intended effects of shift-the-power strategies, conducted by a team of researchers from Radboud University, Ghana University, Wageningen University & Research, Kampala University and Manchester University.
- Trilogy (de)colonisation of development cooperation.
- Partos supported the Ringo social lab in developing 9 prototypes to re-imagine international civil society.
Partos podcast Charles Kojo Vandyck: The localisation agenda
In this podcast, Charles Kojo Vandyck talks about the current state of global development. He speaks of the changing role of (I)NGOs and the collective responsibilities of actors in the Global North and South. Also, he shares some very practical suggestions on how you can accelerate the localisation agenda. Charles is a social justice activist and thought leader with experience strengthening civil society resilience, sustainability, and southern leadership. Charles is the Head Capacity Development Unit of the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI). He also is a member of the Reimagining INGO (RINGO) Core team and is on the advisory board of Disrupt Development.