Posted by Bukola Daike on July 7, 2021 at 10:22 am
Each year Partos organises a call for innovation to showcase and promote recent innovative and inspiring initiatives in the development sector. This year, the “Collaborative Innovations Award” recognises and celebrates innovative collaborations in international civil society partnerships that developed creative solutions to deal with complex, volatile and uncertain scenarios in development cooperation.
The global community has faced numerous complex challenges reconfiguring the landscape of global development, environment and health. Power relations and decision-making structures in international development partnerships are being questioned. Organisations are challenged to move beyond their usual ways of working. They must redefine their role, adapt, innovate and work together to navigate a changing development landscape. How can we adequately deal with a global pandemic, shifting power structures, consequences of climate change, digital opportunities and their risks, and the reality of shrinking civic space?
This call for collaborative innovation aims to capture what forms of collaborations are needed to better address and navigate today’s challenges in international civil society partnerships. Therefore, we are looking for pioneer collaborative approaches; joint projects or initiatives that dare to innovate and adapt in times of uncertainty, complexity and a rapidly changing field of development cooperation. These inspiring innovations will be put in the spotlight at the Partos Innovation Festival in October.
If you or your organisation have recently developed through a collaborative approach a joint project or initiative that dare to innovate and transform the field of development cooperation, you are ready to apply! It could be a joint innovation, a collaborative project, product or service, which tackles current challenges and contributes to an inclusive, just, collaborative and sustainable world. Did you develop a new way of working together with your partner? Do you have an initiative that shows that global challenges can be tackled when working together in new, alternative and disruptive ways? Then you might be one of the most inspiring collaborative innovations. We welcome innovative applications from all over the world and from all types of actors and organisations who are working towards a sustainable, just and inclusive world. Dare to share!
If you are selected as one of the 10 most inspiring collaborative innovations, you’ll get the opportunity to:
If you are awarded by the jury as one of the 3 most inspiring collaborative innovations, you’ll get the opportunity to:
The call for innovation is open for all partnerships within the sphere of development cooperation, contributing to social justice and inclusion. We encourage participants from all backgrounds and identities to apply. The call for innovation is open until the 15th of august. You can apply by filling out this registration form.
Don’t forget to read through our criteria and Terms & Conditions. Any questions? The Partos team is available for further inquiries. We are looking forward to receiving your entries soon!