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Can multi-stakeholder platforms and partnerships live up to their promise?

Discussions Photo: Xochiquetzal Fonseca/CIMMYT

Scientists examine the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder platforms and partnerships.

Multi-stakeholder platforms and partnerships, which bring together people from different interest groups to discuss shared challenges, opportunities, policy actions and advocacy strategies, are “seen as central to virtually every global initiative there is,” said Anne Larson, team leader on Gender, Equity and Wellbeing at the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF).

Larson made the comments during the opening of a session on the subject on 6 June 2022 at Science Week, a hybrid, internal CIFOR-ICRAF conference bringing together 500-plus scientists from across the world.