Working in partnership
Partnership - bringing together national and international parties that contribute and share a range of skills and expertise, and working through partners rather than replacing them - is a critical element of TBI's approach. TBI engages in partnerships at multiple levels. Within its country programmes, partnerships with national forest sector organisations help TBI develop its research and capacity building agenda and communicate the message while research partners generate relevant information. On a strategic level, partnerships with the private sector, research organisations and conservation and development groups create 'markets' for the knowledge and skills produced within the programmes. Partnerships support several goals:
- applying the results of research;
- disseminating results to wider audiences;
- achieving better decisions on forest policy, forest management and the general field of TBI's activities (research, capacity building, etc.); and
- access to funding.