Creating Partnerships and Alliances
We are genuinely investing time to build consistent relationships because creating consistency is the key to success. Relationships are vital and essential to our work and through building potential allies we strengthen a joint appeal for Nomads.
Throughout our operations and activities we built a wide range of partners to attain our stated goals and to achieve results. The process of leading change and addressing challenges facing Nomads necessitates the need to engage UN agencies, national and international non-governmental organizations in a fundamental partnership together with strategic allies in government and civil society organizations. This also includes research institutions, universities, donors and the media. We also mobilize women, youth and other sectors of society to play roles and provide platforms for inclusiveness.
UN Agencies in Sudan have demonstrated a significant commitment to our common concerns and in supporting the implementation of our programmatic approach for Nomads’ development and environment conservation.
UNICEF, FAO, UNDP, WFP, UNEP and UNAMID have all contributed towards plans of action and showed considerable level of interest in our programmatic approach.
Building and following partnership with government either directly with its federal institutions or locally through its localities is an effective way to maintain and share sets of values, norms and guidelines in the performance management process, because engaging government commitment at all levels and supporting country’s development aspiration that is expressed through national plans and goals, will automatically be reflected on government’s consent to our main organizational priorities and objectives. Moreover, action plans also require government partnership in terms of supportive measures and harmonizing programme needs with its local authorities. Partnership with government however, started initially with Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and then diversified into several collaborations with federal and local government authorities including Nile Basin Initiative, Council of National Organizations and others.
NGOs and Other Stakeholders Partnerships:
Almassar has established and maintained successful partnerships with many national and international Non-governmental Organizations by finding a way to build on strengths, mutual trust and respect with all partners in their various categories, whilst applying a systematic approach to engage stakeholders and establish trust, transparency and communication with host communities. All through its path of achievements, Almassar shared a common vision and purpose with different international NGOs and institutions as being partners like Oxfam, USAID, Concern, Plan Sudan, International Aid Services, World Relief Agency, International Relief Organization, International Support Services Organization and ZOA. On the other hand, partnership with international bodies comprised Carter Center, Red Cross and, Diplomatic missions to Khartoum and Tufts University; in addition to a wide network of national NGOs.
Governance and Accountability:
Almassar has governance structures in place ensuring that decision-making and implementation arrangements are appropriate and operate effectively, and in this regard Almassar is accountable to HAC and number of different stakeholders, project beneficiaries and donors. Thus, Almassar ensures different approaches of accountability encompassing full disclosure of statements and reports through websites, dissemination of information, rating systems, codes of conduct and monitoring and evaluation.