Equity & Mutual Respect
Equity is about fairness in the partnership, it demands partners to respect each other’s institutional mandates and independence. Mutual respect and equity is important as MSF acknowledges that power imbalances may affect the partnership. MSF acknowledges that all contributions are equally vital to achieving the shared purpose.
Each project, and each partnership, will be unique and need to find their own path adapting to the circumstances. There are however some general steps that should be considered in the process. Some of these may be obvious, others may seem overly bureaucratic, and it is important to consider these even if each step is not followed. In that way, the partnership process is intentional and not happenstance.