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Knowledge Matters Magazine

Knowledge Matters – Diverse Partnerships in Concern

Last updated:
21 July 2020
Marsha Montgomery
Sonke Gender Justice, WorldWise Global Schools, Irish Aid, RAPID,

This issue of Knowledge Matters from July 2020 highlights Concern's approach to working in partnership across various sectoral interventions, programmes and regions.

Community resilience action group Bangladesh Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
The Community Resilience Action Group (CRAG) of Vati Kapasia, Kapasia Union, Sundarganj, Bangladesh showed Concern visitors the Community Action Plan (CAP) they developed following an assessment of the natural capital of their community, 2020. The CAP highlights the different issues, targeted households, what support is required, from whom and the timeframe for action. Photo: Amy Rose McGovern / Concern Worldwide.

The issue includes the following articles:

  • Working in Diverse Partnerships - outlines the various different types of partnerships that Concern works in and briefly describes examples of each
  • Partnership in Pakistan: As local as possible, as international as necessary - this article is about working through local partners in Pakistan's RAPID Fund
  • Capacity Development for Partner Organizations in Malawi - this article explores the partnerships and capacity development of Concern and our four local partners who implement the Irish Aid funded Graduation programme in Malawi
  • CMAM Surge partnerships and scale-up in Niger - describes the realisation of the need for partnerships to implement CMAM (community-based management of acute malnutrition) and the formalisation of those partnerships through consortia in CMAM in Niger and West Africa
  • A global partnership for gender transformation: Our partnership with Sonke - outlines the gender transformative approach Concern is implementing in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice
  • Security risk management and partnership - this article explores security risk management including the nature and level of risk facing local and national NGOs that Concern works with
  • The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance - this article illustrates the coming together of the private sector, INGOs, research and academia in partnership to increase investment into pre-event resilience building that will better support flood-vulnerable communities
  • Coming in from the edge: A partnership approach to mainstreaming development education in Ireland - this final article from our Active Citizenship team focused on how Concern works in a consortia partnership across Ireland to mainstream development education in the belief that an educated and engaged public is central to creating a sustained commitment to the world's most vulnerable people.


Each article discusses their various topics and also provides some analysis and details of the results and impact we have achieved through these partnerships.

The issue is available in both English and French below.

This publication covers aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of several donors, including Irish Aid, Z Zurich Foundation, UK Aid, The European Union and USAID. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are entirely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the policies of any donors.

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