The Africa-Europe Partnership Handbook
This handbook is based on the experiences of the participants of the Unguvu Project and will guide you through the life-cycle of Africa-Europe partnerships in Scouting, exploring the different steps of initiating, planning, managing, executing and evaluating a partnership. The handbook also highlights the opportunities, diffi culties and challenges that may arise and provides advice, case studies and examples on how to manage them. We hope that this handbook will enable you to experience enriching, enjoyable and productive Africa-Europe partnerships either within Scouting or any other youth organisation.
The Unguvu Project explored the concept of international partnerships between National Scout Organisations/National Scout Associations (NSOs/NSAs) in Africa and Europe; in order to create tools that can be used in the process of initiating, planning, managing, executing and evaluating partnerships in the context of Africa and Europe.
The project involved 33 participants from 11 different countries (6 African and 5 European) meeting in Dakar (Senegal) and Rieneck (Germany) to undertake workshops that would enable them to better understand the partnership process and to facilitate the production of two tools; a Training Module on Partnerships and this Handbook.
The Unguvu Project has worked to empower the young to have the confi dence to take leadership roles within existing and future partnerships and to act as multipliers of the project’s outcomes within their associations. It is hoped that this experience, combined with the multiplying effect of the two tools, will increase the quality of partnerships between Africa and Europe.