Rooting for Change – Strengthening Local-Global Partnerships in African Conservation

August 2023
B. Buzzard, J. Chick and E. Sulle (Maliasili)

This paper from Maliasili is based on an online survey with 49 participants across 18 countries and in-depth interviews with leaders of 23 conservation organisations from 11 Sub-Saharan African countries. It overviews the current partnership landscape and highlights issues facing local-global partnerships, making suggestions for strengthening them for both local CSOs and INGOs. The paper is well presented with helpful graphics and is clearly written and structured. The authors identify core issues around expectations, clarity of roles, communications, sharing of credit, and administrative procedures, and gives specific guidance on key elements for improving partnerships in these areas.