Bristol Link with Beira identifies strategic partnerships with organisations to develop into project partnerships to leverage funding in addition to private donations. Organisations include NGOs, universities, the private sector, and local authorities both in Bristol and in Beira, following the workplan below.
Our current project strategy is based on facilitating partnerships between organisations in Bristol and Beira, and to link those who have funds with those who need funds. This ties in with the capacity of BLB which is run by volunteers. We have a Programme Working Group which includes selected Trustee and volunteers. We have a project template for potential projects, and Trustees are encouraged to lead projects aligning with their skills and interests, from preparing the project proposal to presenting a final monitoring and evaluation report, aimed at making the projects sustainable.
Our vision at Bristol Link with Beira is to promote city to city networks and to identify links between ideas and opportunities that bring about sustainable exchange between Bristol and Beira.
Our core values are partnerships, sustainability, equality, participation, empowerment and accountability.
Project proposals align with our criteria of improving Health, Education, Communities, Civil Society, Climate Action, Energy, Culture and/or Sport. We include reference to the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals, targeting SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and SDG 17 Partnerships which are at the core of our work. We have a Monitoring and Evaluation template which will include the baseline at the start of a project.