How does collaboration work in practice?

We so often talk about the value of collaborative leadership — here we have a great example of sustainable collaboration and resulting transformation — where public and private stakeholders support ecologically and economically fruitful use of land. “A joint learning journey” indeed!

The Future of Leadership is Collective

Developing a mainstream sustainability standard for worldwide green coffee (as the 4C Association does) requires a joint approach between major coffee traders, standard organisations, international NGOs, coffee producers, and governments.

Improving the infrastructure in Southern Africa – railways, ports, telecommunication, and roads – cannot take place without structured dialogue and firm collaboration between public and private actors in the field.

Implementing sustainable water management worldwide (have a look at the ENTIRE project) requires collective action on the ground – by municipalities, companies, civil society organisations, and communities – and an exchange of best practices across nations, regions, and continents.

A community struggling to regain traditional land rights (IRDNC and NACSO) needs to co-operate with both public and private stakeholders and facilitate a joint learning journey on how to ensure a sustainable use of the land.

Image by Maurizio Peddis_Namibia Image by Maurizio Peddis_Namibia

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