Partnerships

Published: 16 March 2021
Last edited: 16 March 2021

Partnerships have been very key in getting stakeholder buy-in as well as ownership on the project. The proposition in the partnerships aimed to decentralize the ownership of the eco-points, spur collections rates and develop a seamless sustainable plastic waste value chain. 

 

During the last 12 months, 3R established various partnerships with different stakeholders. One of the partnerships was with an NGO, ParCo, whereby they established two eco-points, to receive and buy plastic waste from the local community waste pickers. 

Classifications

Category
Alliance and partnership development
Management planning
Technical interventions and infrastructure
Scale of implementation
National
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase
Implementation
Documentation and dissemination of results
Review phase

Enabling factors

Continuous stakeholder engagement was cited as an important platform in ironing out issues among partners involved in the implementation of the project

 

 

Lessons learned

  • Planning collaboratively is imperative in harnessing synergies as well as allocating responsibility going forward.
  • Co-creation exercises informed the gaps and opportunities to strengthen aspects of the waste value chain as well as providing the assistance that each stakeholder needed.
  • A partnership is only but a means. Continuous communication is vital to keep partnerships strong and robust to deliver their objectives.

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