Only institutions, not individuals. We know that individuals make a big difference in society, but often when dealing with long-term technical and governance challenges such as water management it’s best to have a range of institutions (civil society, government, commercial sector) sitting around the table working on these complex issues. Of course, these institutions are made up of individuals! But the institutions are still there even after individuals have left.
The development of the GWP network and partnerships has been built on the efforts of both institutions and individuals. The institutional approach has a greater potential to promote action, access funding, and create ownership while individuals bring in expertise and social capital.
If you want to find out more about your institution becoming a GWP Partner and its benefits, click here.