A multi-stakeholder partnership is defined as "a partnership between parties drawn from at least three different stakeholder groups, namely from government, business and civil society, that strategically aggregate the resources and competencies of each to realise a shared vision and goal and operate on the principles of shared risk, costs and mutual benefit.
Multi-stakeholder partnerships can mobilise constituencies and stakeholders to collaborate to address national or regional strategies in areas such as training, certifying skills, awareness raising, all related to digital skills. They can be composed of relevant stakeholders, which can be ICT and ICT-using companies, education and training providers, education and employment Ministries, public and private employment services, associations, NGOs and social partners. Example: National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs
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