One of the ideas behind creating a Southern Collective is that of ideating and building a 'collaboratory’. In doing so, it will be useful to reflect critically on the nature of collectives, of partnerships and collaborations. As one of the few south-south civil society collaborative initiatives in the Indian Ocean region, we have an opportunity to do things better.
The Southern Collective has a core group that comprises the PI, co-PIs and project associates. This core group follows a simple approach in building this transdisciplinary collective, depicted in the diagram above.