"Coalition-building is a complex set of moving parts that is, to a large extent, hostage to the vagaries of the given political, economic and social landscape – and multiple factors over which international organisations have limited influence or control. There are no shrink-wrapped solutions or off-the-shelf frameworks; success relies on an in-depth understanding of the local operating environment as well as trust-based relationships with key stakeholders.", Michael Randall, article "The ultimate stress test for international support".
"It's not about forming an institution- but a platform upon which the collective good is advanced." Tabani Moyo, workshop participant, MISA Zimbabwe, former chair of the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe