Engaging Communities to Enhance Impact and Sustainability of International Partnerships

Discover the common obstacles to and key components of successful community-based partnerships to create impactful and long-lasting change. Learn the spectrum of community involvement in research projects and how to engage local communities as stakeholders. Through an example in safe urban gardening, learn to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial, reflective of local knowledge, bi-directional in benefits, and sustainable over time.


  1. Learn the components of community-based partnerships
  2. Learn how to avoid the common obstacles to building sustained and powerful partnerships
  3. Explore several examples of longer-term partnerships, and how they developed and evolved to fit circumstances on the ground

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