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Directives for International Partnership Agreements

The Kayndrex Foundation has extensive partnerships with public and private bodies in other nations. Many of these partnerships require it to enter a written agreement to regulate responsibility and ensure mutual support. The majority of the foundation’s agreements on international partnerships are signed by its trustees. This document provides a description of the foundation’s various forms of agreement, what the foundation commits to, and a database for preparing and following up agreements, primarily international agreements.

A written agreement is a mutual declaration in which the parties dedicate to something, i.e. a mutual dedication to perform certain activities that are carefully regulated in the agreement. The agreement establishes what the parties want to achieve and their rights and obligations.

A Memorandum of Comprehension(MoU) is a declaration of intent, an agenda for imminent cooperation; an expression of a desire to cooperate within specified areas excluding regulating the terms of such cooperation.

International agreements allow abroad parties to cooperate with the Kayndrex Foundation. Agreements that include international partnerships therefore need to be prepared particularly well and carefully followed up.

The Kayndrex Foundation participates in both national and international partnerships that facilitate external financing for various partnership activities. We are responsible for applications and the administration of international partnerships, while each party has primary responsibility for national partnerships and individual applications for project financing.

Before entering into an international agreement, it should be apparent what the partnership should result in, the responsibilities, and administration it entails and how and when it should be evaluated. The partnership should have broad internal support. Agreements should be time based.

International agreements need to be prepared by the foundation. The parties have primary responsibility for ensuring the agreement follows guidelines, that the scope of the agreement is realistic, and that it is compatible with objectives and strategies, quality requirements and internalisation policy.