Share-Net International Annual Report 2022


June 19, 2023

Share-Net International

The Share-Net International Annual Report for 2022 has been published. The report features four chapters with deep-dives into Organisational Growth; a growing network, regional approaches, the mid-term review, and strategic plan, Impacts and Outcomes; network developmental outcomes and knowledge management processes, Challenging Moments and Opportunities, Finance, and Annexes; Theory of Change, and Share-net International and country hub Risk Analysis 2022. Read the full report here, and the introductory message below.

We are looking back at a fabulous year. In the first quarter of 2022, the world slowly opened up again. Finally, we could physically meet! For me, this started with an amazing first Share-Net visit to Jordan in April and to Burkina Faso in September. It was lovely to engage with colleagues and members with whom we had only met virtually.

As a Share-Net team, we were also able to have our Co-Creation Conference in Colombia and our SHIRIM learning session in The Netherlands. This really supported our ambition to increase cross-country collaboration. We attended ICFP in Thailand and several other conferences and real-life meetings. Share-Net Bangladesh was also visited, and we planned visits and meetings to Burundi and Ethiopia for 2023. These visits not only helped us to deepen our relationships with the Share-Net hubs, but also provided us the opportunity to establish and strengthen our relationships with the Embassies of The Netherlands and other key partners and potential donors.

2022 was an important year in the strategic development of Share-Net International. We gained many insights during our Mid-Term Review. Additionally, meeting with our global Share-Net colleagues during the SHIRIM learning session in The Netherlands made us realize the importance of continuing to work on our collective understanding of our SRHR values and work from a rights-based and intersectional feminist perspective. We agreed that we will therefore continue to have in-depth conversations with all secretariats about our values and how these are operationalised in practice in the different Share-Net country contexts. Putting rights first and the recommendations of our Mid-Term Review are processed into our updated Strategic Plan for 2023-2027.

Furthermore, we digitised and professionalised our participatory grant- making. We put ample effort in partnership development and fundraising, both active and reactive. This led to the small successes of co-organizing and funding events. Some concrete steps have been made to work more regionally, particularly by Share-Net Jordan and Share-Net Bangladesh, but also with the conceptualization of a learning trajectory in the Sahel.

We kept, and continue to keep, challenging ourselves, learning and delivering. This report aims to reflect on that. However, there are many questions about the future of Share-Net International ahead of us. Questions we hope to discuss with our members and donor, and answer in 2023.

Enjoy reading,

Dorine Thomissen

Share-Net International Coordinator