Strengthening Capacity through Collaboration

The call and subsequent interest in collaborative efforts continue to proliferate as non-governmental organizations recognize the potential and benefits that can be derived from greater cooperation.

This, coupled with the current economic climate, further urges partnerships to be formed. Whether funded by private donations, government subventions or local or international grants, civil society organizations are know all too well the financial restrictions being faced.

Although collaborating is often viewed as complex and challenging, an old African proverb reinforces its purpose – “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Going together means that NGO’s, CBO’s and community-based organizations must find opportunities and learn how to establish formidable bonds. These partnerships must not only occur among themselves but with corporate entities, the government, and the media in order to propel and achieve effective social change.


The biggest question here remains, how can this be done?

Join TTNGO News for the 2018 T&T NGO Professionals Seminar hosted by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust II on Thursday 26th April from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, Mt. Hope as we explore this year’s theme “Strengthening Capacity through Collaboration”.

Through interactive presentations, insightful panel discussions, and civil society contributions we will delve deeper into developing and fostering collaborative efforts to strengthen NGO capacity for progress.

You definitely don’t want to miss this year’s seminar. Registration is currently open to a maximum of three (3) persons per registered NGO or non-profit organization. Save the date and book your space today- email or call 645-6700 ext. 186/128. Registration cost- $150.00 TT per person.

The JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence for 2018 will also be presented.

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