Strategic Objective 11

National & International Collaboration

Nation Building Initiative believes a strong collaboration with like minded organizations for sustainable development that requires concerted collaborative actions at all levels from macro to micro and across all sectors. Cross-sector social partnerships are proliferating rapidly. NBI is more learning to form a multitude of collaborative relationships, including strategic alliances, partnerships, joint ventures and transorganization networks. When organizations work together, they are able to develop and fulfill much broader visions by tapping into each other’s resources and expertise. In spite of good intentions and dedicated resources, collaborations do not come easy or naturally; they are messy and difficult. Collaborations focused on sustainability issues, for example, are highly visible and wicked problems that draw the attention of large and powerful interests, including governments, large corporations, and well-funded nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).