A good number of NGOs have been part of international networks for quite some time. This project initiated a series of workshops with the aim to further explore 'the why, how and what' of INNGOs.
In Exploring the “how” of international NGO networks and partnerships we addressed the How-question in the Why, How and What of INNGOs. Helga van Kampen and Rita Dieleman (Partnership Learning Loop) used their research for IOB on the relations between Dutch CSOs and their Southern partners and the relations among Dutch CSOs to explore together: the most common challenges of collaboration in international partnerships/networks, the most promising solutions to address these challenges, and appreciated elements from the perspective of Southern CSOs and the (potential) role of CSO in internationally networked organisations.
Deciding that you want to collaborate is one thing, finding out how to do that is another.
An increasing number of Dutch development NGOs are seeking to establish or join international NGO networks and partnerships. The motives and pathways towards internationalisation are very diverse, resulting in a variety of institutional arrangements. Member organisations of Partos are at different stages of internationalisation. Deciding that you want to work in collaboration such as in networks, consortia, coalitions, PPPs is one thing, finding out how to do that is another. A good number of Partos members have been part of international networks for quite some time and are reflecting on how the functioning of these networks can be further optimized. The Spindle initiated a series of workshops with the aim to further explore ‘the why, how and what’ of internationally networked NGOs.