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Giving people a voice in their own future through smart
partnerships offering options and access to tools for sustained social,
economic and environmental development.
"Smart Partnerships“ tie shareholders and stakeholders leading
to cooperative prosperity. Measured by performance as well as trust, values,
ethics and a concern for the holistic environment, it’s tomorrow’s
management practice." — Dr.
Basil Springer, Chairman, Counterpart Caribbean
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the first decade of the 21st century, Counterpart is being driven by its
history into a growing role on the world stage, a catalytic activist role
in partnership with intergovernmental agencies, with international business
and with other non-governmental organizations to facilitate a more efficient
use of the available resources of the First World to meet the needs of
the Third World. We at Counterpart dare to hope that sooner rather than
later, the peoples of both worlds will meet in One Just World of equitably
shared resources. < Read more
WE ARE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD.
What happens in one place can have quick effects in many other regions
and nations across the seas. But those effects can be uneven. While these
changes do offer opportunities, people can only seize them if they can
see them, and if they have the tools they need to turn change to their
For almost 40 years now, our organization has worked with
local people, helping them take responsibility for their own well-being.
We have a unique range of experience, overwhelmingly successful. Because
our development “technology” of “smart partnership,”
is about helping people and communities to help themselves, our methods
work equally well on small islands trying to preserve their beaches, reefs
and cultures against the encroaching modern world, and in post-industrial
cities clustered around closed and rusting factories. We help people make
rational choices, to direct change the way they want it, rather than the
way outsiders think best.
True to our name, we identify counterparts, communities,
companies and governments, across the globe, who can build lasting ties
and work together to make things better for all of us. Our partners, all
over the world, make us different. We don’t even pretend to know
it all — but in each location, we know people who do. <
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"“We are recognized for building bridges across
cultures, sectors and communities."
-- CHRISTINA SCHUIERER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COUNTERPART DEUTSCHLAND