Wageningen UR is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the DLO foundation to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. From over 100 countries, Wageningen UR staff work in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large. Wageningen UR combines efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education.

The Centre of Development Innovation (CDI), of Wageningen University & Research launched "The MSP Guide: How to Design and Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships". 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. 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. What’s inside draws on the direct experience of staff from CDI in supporting MSP processes in many countries around the world. The guide also compiles the ideas and materials behind CDI’s annual three week international course on facilitating MSPs and social learning. This work has been inspired by the motivation and passion that comes when people dare to “walk in each other’s shoes” to find new paths toward shared ambitions for the future.

Visit Wageningen UR's Knowledge Co-Creation Portal - Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships.