This manual provides a framework to strategically think about and practice collaboration with others within and outside various disciplines. Aware of the different approaches in accordance with discipline, gender, and career goals, through case studies from lived experiences, the editors have compiled guidelines on:
* How to start, build and maintain collaborative networks with diverse audiences,
* The opportunities that exist internally and externally to networks,
* How to resolve conflicts, overcome resistance, and build trust and confidence.
With a wide scope in both content and reach, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and their supporters alike, particularly those who are looking to engage with various audiences such as individuals, institutions, private companies, and governments.