On the momentum of our functioning as a global network organisation, in 2020 Rikolto further entered into partnerships with influential actors on a local and global level. We were more proactive in identifying new partners and in deepening relationships with existing partners, especially engaging with those organisations with which we can build a mutually enriching, sustainable partnership based on common objectives and shared values. Transparency and open dialogue are key in our partner relationships, and we make sure there is a drive on both sides to learn from each other.
Strong and sustainable partnerships support us in our ambition for long-term growth and programme impact. In partnership with like-minded and complementary organisations we competed for several large donor funds in 2020. However, more efforts will be needed to further increase our success ratio, both on the level of partnership building as on building better donor intelligence. Yet, our existing portfolio of big donors is already quite impressive: DGD, IFAD, EU, World Bank, AGRA, USDA, Gates Foundation, IDRC, SDC, Enabel.