Opening the partnership door for non-traditional partners!
We know that UNICEF’s work in both humanitarian and development contexts is strengthened when partnering responsibly and equitably with local organizations.
However, some of the very grassroots organizations (e.g. youth groups, indigenous, community associations etc.) without the traditional operating structures of a local NGO often face administrative barriers to partnering with UNICEF. Additionally non-traditional local organizations that have a mixed structure of quasi CSO-Governmental status are often left without further guidance on how UNICEF’s partnership framework accommodates these unique organizations.
We realize that our partners are also collaborating with organizations that do not fit these traditional frameworks. We are opening this space to jointly learn from the collective experiences of working with non-traditional partners, and how we can effectively work with them to deliver on our programming objectives for children and communities on the ground.
We hope to use this space to jointly identify challenges and propose solutions to working with non-traditional partners, so that UNICEF can further embrace the diverse potential of the partnership community in pursuit of our shared goals to deliver results for every child.