Our combined experience of international and interdisciplinary research programmes has underlined the importance of transparency for the Hub to ensure equitable partnerships within the team and with our partners.
Transparency is embedded in our governance and management structures, from decision making to budgets. The Hub’s Collaboration Agreement – which all eleven research teams must sign – further clarifies resources and responsibilities.
Through effective and regular communication, we are refining our shared vision and reinforcing our commitment to collaborative, transdisciplinary working. This is essential to strengthen partnerships across disciplines and geographically distances.
Our Theory of Change identifies equitable and effective partnerships as a fundamental output to achieving our outcomes. As an international development project seeking to create more equitable strategies for water security, it is essential that we monitor the equitability of our own partnerships to maintain a positive, mutually beneficial environment.