Transformational Collaboration for the SDGs: The Alianza Shire’s Work to Provide Energy Access in Refugee Camps and Host Communities

Moreno Serna, Jaime and Sánchez Chaparro, Teresa and Mazorra Aguiar, Javier and Arzamendi Argaya, Ander and Stott, Leda and Mataix Aldeanueva, Carlos (2020). Transformational Collaboration for the SDGs: The Alianza Shire’s Work to Provide Energy Access in Refugee Camps and Host Communities. "Sustainability", v. 12 (n. 2); pp. 539-567. ISSN 2071-1050. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12020539.

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Title: Transformational Collaboration for the SDGs: The Alianza Shire’s Work to Provide Energy Access in Refugee Camps and Host Communities
Author/s:
  • Moreno Serna, Jaime
  • Sánchez Chaparro, Teresa
  • Mazorra Aguiar, Javier
  • Arzamendi Argaya, Ander
  • Stott, Leda
  • Mataix Aldeanueva, Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sustainability
Date: 2020
ISSN: 2071-1050
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: multi-stakeholder partnerships; collaborative value; refugees; energy access; intermediary; transformation
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The potential for achieving transformation through partnerships is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, information on experiences that explore the processes that might generate systemic change is generally lacking. This article uses the Collaborative Value Creation (CVC) framework to analyze the transformational prospects of the Alianza Shire, the first multi-stakeholder partnership for humanitarian action in Spain. The partnership, which aims to develop innovative energy access solutions in refugee camps situated in the Shire region of northern Ethiopia is assessed from its creation in 2014 to the present with regard to four key partnership features: organizational engagement, resources and activities, partnership dynamics and impact. Our findings suggest that while the CVC framework is a useful tool for analyzing the evolution of a partnership to a transformative phase, additional information is required on the important role played by a partnership facilitator in assisting this process. This inquiry aims to build upon the CVC analysis by identifying and addressing some of the barriers faced by the Alianza Shire and other partnerships in attaining transformational outcomes and proposing two key enablers that can assist progression towards this: a facilitating organization that ensures the creation of collaborative shared value and an aspirational strategy for achieving significant systemic change.

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Item ID: 67210
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/67210/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:67210
DOI: 10.3390/su12020539
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/2/539/htm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 May 2021 12:36
Last Modified: 24 May 2021 12:36
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