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Principles and Procedures Informing Collaboration Between SEDA and Other Organisations
The purpose of this document, and of the principles and procedures described
herein, is to ensure that collaborations between SEDA and other organisations
are undertaken with SEDA's full and informed approval, and that such
collaborations are to the benefit of SEDA.
SEDA seeks out and welcomes
appropriate collaborations with other organisations whose goals, values and
processes are compatible with those of SEDA.
These collaborations may take
the form of specific projects or undertakings, or they may take the form of
continuing co-operation. Other possible forms of collaboration include grant
applications, where the applicant seeks SEDA's
To be appropriate, the
proposed collaboration must:
Be compatible with, and
additionally should be supportive to, SEDA's values, strategy and current
Be based on a clear agreed
written statement of any financial implications for SEDA.
Specify who in SEDA and in the
collaborating organisation is responsible for the planning, management and
administration of the
State through which SEDA
Committee the collaboration will be reported and monitored.
Development of such
collaborations will normally be initiated by the appropriate SEDA Committee(s).
The co-ordinator for the appropriate SEDA cluster of activities will normally be
consulted, and the PRO informed, at an early stage of development. (On those
rare occasions where the location within SEDA of responsibility for the
collaboration is not clear, the Chair of SEDA must be
Such agreements must be
confirmed by the SEDA Chair, and confirmed by or reported to Executive.
Each such collaboration must
be described in an agreement or exchange of letters which confirms the
responsibilities of persons holding specified roles and the financial
arrangements. This agreement or exchange of letters should be lodged with the
A statement of these
principles and procedures will be published in the SEDA Newsletter and Web site,
and will be given to each new
David Baume, SEDA PRO
Revised February 1997