Forging Mutually Beneficial Bonds

How We Collaborate with Our Partners

Building Alliances for Sustainable Development

"The sustainable development agenda can only be realized with a strong commitment to partnerships at all levels between governments, the private sector, civil society and others” H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations, June 2017

Innovation with SAIRA

WAITRO is drawing on substantial problem-solving capacities of research and technology organizations (RTOs). On WAITRO’s Open Innovation Hub SAIRA, partners create their own challenges or propose project ideas and reach out to our members. Through SAIRA’s matchmaking tools, we enable an effective use of diverse technological know-how for companies, SMEs and start-ups and allow governmental and non-governmental organizations to engage with our members around the globe

Capacity Development

The WAITRO Capacity Development Program fosters demand-driven and evidence-based skills and knowledge transfer activities to address the capacity gaps within the association and our partners. Partners join our capacity development activities enabling best practices to be shared via WAITRO’s linkages and its network of partners. We provide partners access to our diverse network of expertise and know-how in research and development strengthening science, technology and innovation around the globe.

Private Sector Engagement

Over the past decades, growing interest and engagement from the private sector evolved as new patterns of collaboration for sustainable development. As WAITRO-private sector relationships expand, there is a greater need for practical guidance on effective collaboration and strategic partnerships to ensure the greatest outcomes with the most efficient use of human and financial resources. Collaborative partnerships with WAITRO give business an unparalleled opportunity to scale its social, economic and environmental impact.

Partner with us

Success in achieving the goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 requires to deepen the collaborative commitment in creative ways. Together, we move towards longer-term strategic partnerships, formed and driven by a clear value proposition. Understanding strategic trade-offs will unlock the full potential of collaboration. WAITRO is continuously enhancing its network of strategic partners. Explore with us diverse cooperation possibilities focusing less on process and more on results.