Collaborations

BOS+ collaborates

BOS+ is convinced that an integrated approach with a solid eye for synergies with relevant domestic and international actors offers added value. BOS+ believes in building up and exchanging expertise, with both academic institutions at home and abroad. BOS+ is convinced of the value of well-coordinated multi-stakeholder interventions, which often generate positive multiplier effects. Therefore BOS+  is not afraid to work with state players within a clear framework.

Working with partner organisations is one of the main pillars of BOS+. The results “on the ground” rely heavily on the partner organisation’s approach. In the southern hemisphere BOS+ only collaborates with non-profit organisations. NGOs or Community Based Organisations, that strive for financial and institutional sustainability are elected. In Belgium we look for partnerships that provide significant added value to BOS+ with regard to the target group, monitoring or methodologies.

Partner organisations which BOS+ worked with in 2015 and 2016 in the South within development education are listed in the table below.

Bolivia

  • Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal (IBIF, www.ibifbolivia.org.bo)
  • Fundación Ecología de la Tierra (FundET)

Ecuador

Peru

  • Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Integral (Aider, www.aider.com.pe)
  • Asociación Putumayo Perú (APP, www.putumayo.be)
  • Desarrollo Rural Sustentable (DRIS, www.drisperu.org)
  • Asociación para la Conservación y Manejo de la Reserva Comunal Yanesha (AMARCY)
  • Asociación Cutivireni (ACPC, www.acpc.org.pe)

Belgium


In addition BOS+ is involved in various 11.11.11. consultation forums and serves on the Board of Directors of the NGO Federation and Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Federation for a Better Environment), the umbrella organisation of the environmental movement in Flanders. In these forums BOS+ consequently works towards a constructive dialogue in its area, at the intersection of environment and development.