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Launch seminar – MSP Guide
Tuesday October 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


October 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Junushoff Theatre
Plantsoen 3
Wageningen, 6701 AS Netherlands
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The MSP Guide, written by Herman Brouwer and Jim Woodhill with Minu Hemmati, Karèn Verhoosel and Simone van Vugt, helps readers how to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs). The guide has been written for those directly involved in MSPs – as a stakeholder, leader, facilitator or funder – to provide both the conceptual foundations and practical tools that underpin successful partnerships. It is informed by research of Wageningen UR, and the practical experience of CDI and its partners.

In recent years, multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) have become popular for tackling the complex challenges of sustainable development. This guide provides a practical framework for the design and facilitation of these collaborative processes that work across the boundaries of business, government, civil society and science. The guide links the underlying rationale for multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a clear four phase process model, a set of seven core principles, key ideas for facilitation and 60 participatory tools for analysis, planning and decision making.

On Tuesday October 6, 2015, the CDI is launching this new publication in Theatre Junushoff, Wageningen. The book launch will be preceded by a seminar, with contributions by authors and other experts from inside and outside of Wageningen UR. They will reflect on the fast growth of multi-stakeholder partnerships as a preferred modality for tackling complex challenges such as global food security and sustainability. Also, attention will be given to the competencies that are needed to support stakeholder collaboration – and how these can be strengthened in order to ensure that MSPs deliver innovative outcomes. Speakers include Dr Jim Woodhill, Dr Minu Hemmati, Dr Domenico Dentoni, Bert Ronhaar, Herman Brouwer and Prof dr Jack van der Vorst.


14:00 – 16:15
Seminar: Design and facilitation of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs): insights from practice and theory

16:30 – 17:30
Book launch: The MSP Guide

Everybody who is interested is welcome. Participation is free. If you want to come, please register via this link.

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