Hi all, I am currently based in Val d’Illiez, Switzerland and I am participating in the six month internship program. I want to do this course because I am interested in learning more about the mission of Alliance 4 Impact and Impact17. Prior to starting this course, I only had a very rudimentary understanding of “partnerships,” so I am looking forward to uncovering more of the nuances behind this term and applying it to my work! An example of a partnership that has made an impression on me is the one between the organization Sustainable Mountains and the Office du Tourisme in the Region Dents du Midi. I like that this partnership has a clear and defined local impact and engages the community it is based in. Through this partnership, more sustainable solutions and measures are put in place and promoted. This partnership takes strategic advantage of the fact that the Office du Tourisme is the center of the town and responsible for filtering out information to residents.