Power dynamics in collaboration

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Elizabeth Smith
October 11, 2017 at 11:42 am

During our webinar today on humanitarian collaboration, one theme that emerged was how unequal power dynamics can negatively impact partnerships. These power dynamics can emerge both within organisations (Department head vs. project staff) and also between organisations (INGOs vs. local and national NGOs). How have power dynamics influenced the collaborations that you are involved in? Have you been able to successfully challenge or change unequal partnerships?

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