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TitleAustralia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) Achieving Sustainable Results through Community Partnerships Lessons Learnt from the AACES Program in Kenya and Tanzania 2015
AuthorAustralia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)
SubjectSustainable Development
Date of Publication2016
PublisherAustralia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)
Number of Pages39 pages
Geographical CoverageKenya, Tanzania
KeywordsCommunity Development, Community Partnerships, Menstrural Hygiene, Gender Equality, Youth and Development, Community Health Services, Gender and Food Security, Women and Empowerment, Human and women’s rights
AbstractThe study assessed the nature of community partnerships between AACES NGOs and local African NGOs. Specifically it examined how these partnerships relate to the communities they serve; the evolution and quality of these partnerships; and how successful they have been in supporting communities to achieve sustainable development outcomes. Analysis was informed by the AACES partnership principles: trust, flexibility, accountability, mutual respect, collaboration, transparency and learning. Among other finding, the study found that successful community partnerships require communication, a shared vision and mission, resources, power sharing and synergy. Under AACES, good communication is founded on clear roles, responsibilities and processes for decision–making, and an approach to dispute resolution where disputes – should they arise – are documented and negotiated. The study recommended that vision, mission, communication, synergy, resources and power sharing among partners continue to be strengthened and enhanced. This will ensure projects and programs initiated under AACES are sustainable, are owned and valued by communities, and can be replicated
Copyright HolderAustralia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES)
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