PREPARED-FOR-PARTNERSHIP? Trust and distrust in international cooperation

The prevailing mood in the relief sector is distrust; the prevailing effort in the peacebuilding sector is trust building. This has significant impact on the abilities to collaborate and form equitable partnerships. Why these stark differences. The blog identifies a number of structural contributing factors but invites attention to the different appreciations in these sectors of the importance of ‘being’ skills, in complement to ‘doing’ ones.