Supporting, facilitating, celebrating and measuring the impact of SDG innovation projects that are deliberately intergenerational and cross-sector.
What we do
Partner UP facilitates and supports projects that have collective wellbeing, sustainable development and intergenerational learning at their heart. We work with a network of organisations and specialists in these fields. We provide inspiration, training and facilitation (where required), and we help projects build in a vital data collection dimension so that impact and change can be reported and celebrated.
We work with groups that meet three simple requirements:
The project is intergenerational and includes members that are under 21 and over 60 (plus anyone aged in between!)
The project is cross-sector and includes at least two different organisations or institutions.
The project works to action one, or a selection, of the UN’s Global Goals and their associated targets.
We provide models for practice where and if required. For example, we strongly recommend that projects are linked to pre-existing wellbeing and/or sustainability programmes and we advocate a critical-thinking and systems-thinking approach. We regularly post ideas and inspiration for projects here.
We advocate incorporating intergenerational mentoring, including traditional and reverse mentoring opportunities, into the journey of a Partner UP project. Though not compulsory, we strongly recommend project members attend the introductory session Global Goals and Partnering Up - in some cases this will be where collaborations are formed.
We co-ordinate the Global Goals Intergenerational Project Prize* in collaboration with (to be announced February 2018).
Partner UP was created by the global learning specialist Dr Harriet Marshall, who is supported by an expert advisory panel. Harriet works with a range of national and international organisations and global competence-based projects. As National Leader (South West) on the Global Learning Programme (with over 7200 schools registered), and as a member of the #TeachSDGs taskforce founding committee she collaborates with and supports Project Everyone’s the World’s Largest Lesson, and has supported projects run by leading insurance and education companies.
*The prize is judged by an external panel, the competition is open to all and projects do not need to have been supported by Partner Up (nor will they be either advantaged or disadvantaged for having been so).