August 2016

The Partnership Brokers Association(PBA) has now almost completed its first four years as an independent entity. It still takes up quite a bit of my time – both as its Development Director for Strategy and Services and as an Authorised Practitioner Trainer & Associate. PBA now has a team of 20 Authorised Trainers, 25 Associates (delivering partnership brokering services worldwide – see: www.partnershipbrokers.org/supporting).

It is exciting to see the partnership brokering work grow and to know more than 2,000 amazing individuals (graduates from PBA’s 4-day training course) are operating as partnership brokers in many different (and sometimes very challenging) contexts.

Organisations that have sent a number of people onto the course over the years include:

Amrobank, AusAID, BBC, BBC Media Trust, BRAC, CIDA, Commonwealth Secretariat, Cooperative Movement, Erasmus University, GIZ, ICIMOD, Microsoft, Open University, Oxfam, Red Cross, Rio Tinto, Save the Children, Shell, Start Network, World Economic Forum and World Vision.

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