LUKMEF work in close collaboration with leading agencies, government, CSOs, leveraging our experience and expertise to issue rapid humanitarian response with local level organisations.
The civil society playground is complex, challenging and even more security tensed characterized with the dire need for reaching out to the needs of peoples and communities. This requirement for meeting civil society organisation’s primary mandate of supporting communities and peoples and responding to transform systemic challenges and alleviates human suffering demands more hands and collaborations. This is true as working together, supporting each other and developing long-term relationships allows us to achieve far more than we could achieve alone.
Our Core Partnership Principles
- Shared objectives: Any partnership between LUKMEF and other organisations is based on shared objectives to inform and help realise sustainable development. The added value of working together is clear and recognised by all partners.
- Complementary attributes: Each partner brings different capacities and resources to an interdependent relationship. The diversity and value of all contributions is acknowledged and creates synergies.
- Values in common: Whilst they recognise and respect differences, partnerships are partly defined by common ground in terms of shared values and beliefs. Partners share a desire to work towards a common position on important issues. It’s important also to note that partnerships are not dependent on complete congruence: it’s more important to share particular values and beliefs which are directly relevant to our collaboration. Differences in broader world view and perspective can often be beneficial in testing and improving our joint work.
- Ensures transparency and accountability: Parties involved in the partnership recognise the need to be mutually accountable as well as to be accountable to others with a stake in the relationship, often including donors and governments. As part of the process of developing partnerships, LUKMEF will explicitly discuss how it is accountable to partners, and vice versa, and how LUKMEF and its partners are accountable to the stakeholders with whom they work.
- Acknowledges significance of personal relationships: LUKMEF views partnerships as relationships between organisations, which come alive through relations between individuals. These personal connections are significant as sources of new ideas, mutual support, learning and advice. Our approach is intended to facilitate and foster these interactions, and to benefit from them.
- Admits commitment to learn, monitor and develop the partnership as appropriate: LUKMEF and our partners should agree relevant measures to assess the value generated from our collaboration, ways in which it could develop or change, and options to scale back or terminate.
- Guarantees safety and wellbeing of staff: We recognise the need for both sensitivity over cultural differences and expectations, as well as for mutual respect, in all our activities. Staff should not be subject to inappropriate or threatening behaviour when working for LUKMEF or for partner organisations. If LUKMEF staff report such instances the organisation will take them very seriously and follow up as appropriate. Likewise, we expect LUKMEF staff to demonstrate professionalism and courtesy in their relations with all those with whom they interact and will act on any information to the contrary.
Our 24 Year Results are shared with our long standing partnerships
“As an organization, our vision, mission and hence our mandate is informed by the local realities formulated through an inclusive, citizen-driven bottom-up approach. We stay relevant to the national priorities of our host countries BUT remain true to regional and global standards of adequate, quality and ethical service delivery. We remain committed to development localization as the foundation for inclusion, human dignity and a stable world for current and next generations. To this end, we value our partnerships that over the years have generated shared results and mission fulfillments. We remain grateful to our past and current partners and continue to keep our doors open for potential partners
Tanyi Christian ( CEO, LUKMEF)
The LUKMEF Open day 2023
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