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22 participants successfully completed the Executive Training “Effective Partnership Management”

22 participants successfully completed the Executive Training “Effective Partnership Management” The executive course on Effective Partnership Management (EPM) has been organized as a joint effort of MSM and the PrC from 17 October to 4 November 2011. 22 participants from 11 countries attended the three week’s very intensive and interactive course.

The EPM participants analysed the partnership models in their countries, have gained knowledge on the partnership concept, partnership management tools and partnering skills. In a simulation game and group assignments they discussed, deepened and applied the knowledge. They developed, for instance, partnership strategies to address a specific problem in the palm oil value chain. These ideas have been presented to an expert team consisting out of representatives from Oxfam-Novib, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cargill. The training sessions have been facilitated by PrC staff, MSM staff and affiliated researchers and practitioners. The three weeks have provided to all involved (participants and lecturers) valuable insights in partnership processes and practices in different cultures. Last but not least, the EPM developed friendships and a close network of informed partnership managers and policy-makers around the world.


For more information contact the EPM program manager Stella Pfisterer.

Statements from the EPM participants 2011:



“Partnership is a means to an end. I am managing a government project at the moment and the negotiation skills I learnt from this course will be applied in my project.”

     Ms. Pem Bidha from Bhutan



“Challenging and inspiring chance to change your mindset.”

Ms. Ana Carrera from Ecuador

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