Prerequisites of partnership
As could be expected, the prerequisites of partnership depend upon the categorization of the prospective partner. But, you must not lose sight of the fact that some of these prerequisites must be fulfilled by any prospective partner.
First and foremost, any potential partner must share the vision of our organization. In accordance with that vision, the prospective partners we are must have almost the same missions and goals. It is worthy of reminding that the vision and the mission of our organization have been highlighted in the corresponding menu. Apart from that condition, others differ.
For a governmental institution, de facto partnership is imperative upon our organization. Actually, the latter plans her interventions in full consideration of the policies and goals of development of the Government, which policies and goals have been exposed in many documents. This implied partnership between the governmental entity and our organization does not need any formalization. Since there is lively partnership between PHILANTHROPIC PROJECT INTERNATIONAL and the Government, we do request the latter to assist us technically and financially.
As for organization of social and solidarity economy, notably nongovernmental organizations, partnership prerequisites must be understood as the formalization of the entity. The latter must carry out administrative formalities and be registered by the relevant authority. Furthermore, the charitable entity must show how the partnership must be beneficial to the rural populations living in sordid poverty, PHILANTHROPIC PROJECT INTERNATIONAL and the entity itself. It might be a partnership allowing to implement in togetherness a social project or an assistance, be it technical or financial.
For a foundation, the prerequisites must be understood in terms of the formalization of the entity, the necessity for her to commit herself conventionally to assist us technically or financially. Without being limitative, we do think that a foundation might assist us more importantly in the field of information by getting us into her network of partners.
At last, we should precise that for any partnership request, PHILANTHROPIC PROJECT INTERNATIONAL is open to any negotiation allowing the parties to reach a compromis.
An institution in the jargon of our organization is a Government-controlled entity or one that is officially acknowledged by a Government, having a constitutive deed, self-sufficient and operating locally, nationally or internationally. Although such a definition encompass a great number of entities, PHILANTHROPIC PROJECT INTERNATIONAL do partner with mainly three categories of institutions: governmental entities; organizations of social and solidarity economy; and foundations.
Governmental entities are ministries or their directorates with which PHILANTHROPIC PROJECT INTERNATIONAL do liaise. The partnership is all the more imperative with such entities as they do represent the Government and, therefore, give us directives in accordance with the development policy of the country in which we work. We do seize the opportunity to thank them for the administrative and technical backing they have given us hitherto and do request them to do more in the forthcoming days.
The second category, that of social and solidarity economy, is generally known as nongovernmental organizations (NGO). The latter are independent from governmental authorities and the world of businesses. They endeavor to serve public interest and common good. They commit themselves to work for the poor and the deprived. Being independent from governmental authorities, political parties and religious institutions, they are given the opportunity to introduce a community of views within the population.
Non-governmental organizations are multiform, intervene in many fields and have various names: civil society organizations (CSO); nonprofit organizations; community based organizations; charities; mutual and cooperatives. The last two entities, owing to their goals are not eligible as partners within the group of institutions, at least, considering the meaning we have given to that word. However, they might be eligible should they apply as businesses.
Foundations fall within the third category of institutional partners. A foundation is an enterprise of the social and solidarity economy through which one or many individuals and legal entities decide to irrevocably devote goods, rights and ressources for the achievement of a work of general interest and charitable goal. Endowed necessarily with a patrimony, a foundation is different from associations that are first and foremost groups of individuals or legal entities to design and implement a common project.
At last, it is worthy of underlying that as yet PHILANTHROPIC PROJECT INTERNATIONAL does intervene at national level, with a view of internationalizing its action, notably in Africa where the poverty of peoples is rampant. So, we do commit ourselves to working with partners wherever they may be on this earth and whatever may the scope of their action: local, national or international.