Five Things you Should Know About 2018 Global Partnerships Week

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The cover of the 2018 State of Global Partnerships report.
The cover of the 2018 State of Global Partnerships report.

Five Things you Should Know About 2018 Global Partnerships Week

Happy Global Partnerships Week: March 5-9, 2018! Global Partnerships Week (GPW) is co-hosted each year by the  Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab. 

Here are a few important things to know during GPW week!

GWP kicked off with a Practitioners Forum in Washington, DC
On March 5, 2018, the GPW Practitioners Forum kicked off the week by bringing together leaders and practitioners from multilateral organizations, civil society, and corporations to celebrate uncommon solutions to accelerating public-private partnerships from start to scale. This event spurred partnership engagement and discussion on common challenges and best practices, identified new partnership opportunities, and coordinated on collaborative solutions. Participants of the Office of Global Partnerships’ recent #Boldline Accelerator also had the opportunity to pitch their public-private partnerships and gain visibility.

(Watch our Snapchat story from the GPW Practitioners Forum in Washington, DC)

The 2018 State of Global Partnerships Report is now live
The fifth annual State of Global Partnerships Report has been released! The report features public-private partnerships across the State Department, including our embassies abroad, that are advancing the Department’s strategic priorities.

The 2018 Partnership Excellence Award Winners are…
Every year, during GPW, three public-private partnership champions are presented with awards. This year, at Monday’s GPW Forum, Partnership Excellence Awards were presented to U.S. Ambassador to Togo, David Gilmour; Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Prague, Erin Kotheimer; and the Overseas Security Advisory Council.

We’re Accepting Applications for the P3 Impact Awards
The Office of Global Partnerships, along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, have opened the application process for the fifth annual P3 Impact Award, which honors exemplary public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world. The P3 Impact Award was created by the three partners in 2014 to recognize and honor best practices of public-private partnerships that are improving communities in the most impactful ways. The winning partnership for the 2018 competition will be announced at the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City from September 24-26, 2018, and receive a full scholarship for a weeklong Darden Executive Education course. Applications close April 16, 2018.  Learn more about the requirements and how to apply!

GPW Events Are Occurring Around the World
Throughout GPW, multiple self-organized events are held around the world, from large-scale conferences and panels to intimate networking gatherings or webinars that serve to illuminate existing collaborations as well as potential partnership opportunities. Find an event near you.

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