Building equitable partnerships for sustainable development

Animation showcasing how a collaborative approach between policy institutes in the Global South and Global North can improve forestry policy decisions.

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Published 9 March 2023 Updated 13 April 2023 5 minute watch

Building equitable partnerships for sustainable development

— Animation showcasing how a collaborative approach between policy institutes in the Global South and Global North can improve forestry policy decisions.

CEBRAP in Brazil, CTSS with IPB in Indonesia, CEPAS in the DRC and Chatham House in the UK worked together to explore the influence of international forest policies in tropical regions.

They examined how the international community can promote equity and effectiveness in international cooperation by adopting a ‘glocal’ approach to policymaking.

The concept of ‘glocalization’ addresses imbalances in the relationship between global and local perspectives in international cooperation, as well as improving research collaboration between policy institutes in the North and South.

Partnerships for sustainable development must redress power dynamics, and so equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) frameworks should inform the design of collaborations within and between countries.

Read the executive summary ‘Going glocal: innovating policies and partnerships’ at the Chatham House Forest Governance website.