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Helping the Humanitarian and Private Sectors Understand Each Other

Posted on 01 November 2019

SDG 17: “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize
the global partnership for sustainable development”

The SDGs require partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society for effective sustainable development. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

Current global issues require increasing collaboration across sectors. The challenge of overcoming what Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson calls "Professional Culture Clash" is one we need to address.

Rebekah Robertson, Natural Hazard and Disaster Risk Specialist at Tonkin + Taylor, has compiled a Suite of Guides to help the Humanitarian and Private Sectors Understand Each Other.

The Guides are available for download:

A Guide to the Private Sector


A Guide to the Pacific NGO Ecosystem