Bridge agents are stakeholders that understand both the internal and the external dynamics that affect a development initiative’s performance. They also have the skills to bridge them, such as language, and intercultural awareness.
Appointing bridge agents for the initiative means designating the stakeholders that, because of their particular profile, can better help to give projects visibility, link the initiative to outside support, and scale the initiative’s know-how abroad. They can also enhance the quality of established partnerships by aiding knowledge, experiences and resources’ transfer, while helping the local stakeholders to convert external inputs in a way that is locally relevant.
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