Chief of Missions Conference Private Reception
Mar
15
6:15 pm18:15

Chief of Missions Conference Private Reception

  • U.S. Department of State

Hosted By: Secretary's Office of  Global Partnerships, Department of State

Co-Hosted By: U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

The Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships in conjunction with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will host a reception for the Chief of Missions Conference, where 180 Ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps will meet and interact with members of the private sector.

This event is not open to the public.

 

 

 

Better Together? Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Multi-Sector Partnerships
Mar
15
4:30 pm16:30

Better Together? Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Multi-Sector Partnerships

  • 1101 15th St NW, 3rd Floor Washington, District Of Columbia 20005 United States

Hosted By: Society for International Development - Washington

Co-Hosted By: Society for International Development - Israel

SID-Washington is delighted to be hosting a cohort of development companies from Israel and other countries who will be visiting Washington, DC during Global Partnerships Week. Meet our counterparts from SID-Israel and learn how these four members of SID-Israel and OLAM, working in the diverse areas of agriculture, public health and solar technology, navigate the challenges of partnering with each other and with local NGOs, academic institutions, businesses and governments.
 
SID-Israel works on policy reform, education and awareness, and capacity building to galvanize Israeli society to broad involvement in the field of international development and foreign aid. OLAM is a network whose members include development organizations in Australia, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, the UK and US. 
 
Light refreshments will be served.

Moderator: 
Larry Cooley, President Emeritus of MSI, now a part of Tetra Tech, and a member of the Governing Council of the Society for International Development (SID-International)

Panelists:
Yosef Abramowitz, President and Co-Founder, Energiya Global Capital
Michal Bruck, CEO, NALA Foundation
Dr. Shoshan Haran, Founder, Fair Planet
Yarden Zornberg, Director, Project TEN
 
 
*This event is free and open to SID-W members. You can learn more about SID-W and our membership benefits here. Because of the number of visiting international organizations, space will be limited. Register today to save your spot!

Investing in African entrepreneurs: perceptions, myths and recommendations to improve deal flow
Mar
15
4:00 pm16:00

Investing in African entrepreneurs: perceptions, myths and recommendations to improve deal flow

  • Plaza Mayor Convention and Exhibition Center Plaza

Hosted By: LIONS@FRICA

Co-Hosted By: Global Entrepreneurship Network

Join in this panel discussion of experts and stakeholders from both within and outside of Africa as we examine the myths and perceptions that exist about investing in African entrepreneurs. The discussion will examine what is working, what is not, and what can be done to increase deal flow.

Register:
This is no fee, please click the link below to register. 
 

Youth Economic Forum
Mar
12
Mar 13

Youth Economic Forum

  • Miatta Conference Hall

Hosted By: Grown Youth Initiative Ltd

Grown Youth Initiative Ltd is hosting a two-day Youth Economic Forum to foster and highlight cross-sectoral collaboration on Youth Economic Empowerment in-country, as part of the Global Partnership Week. The Youth Economic Forum will bring together practitioners, organisations, corporations, entrepreneurs and youth-based organisations to discuss how organisations will leverage partnerships and the PPP model to enhance youth economic empowerment in-country.

The most important component of the Youth Economic Forum is the opportunity for youth-owned enterprises and youth-based organisations to pitch their ideas directly to potential funders. More importantly the networking opportunity it offers. It is precisely for this reason we are motivated in hosting this forum.

African Diaspora Tech Workshop: Understanding Changing Tools
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

African Diaspora Tech Workshop: Understanding Changing Tools

  • 8120 Fenton St, Suite 204 Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States

Hosted By: I/O Spaces

Co-Hosted By: Digital Afrikans

The world is changing quickly due to technology, it is critical to empower all communities’ learning with digital platform. As part of the Global Partnerships Week (GPW) organized by the US Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Concordia and PeaceTech Lab, I/O Spaces through its partnership with Digital Afrikans is organizing an African Diaspora Tech Workshop on understanding changing trends.

Free Event

Save a Child Initiative Benefit Gala
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Save a Child Initiative Benefit Gala

  • Baruch College Multi-purpose room

Hosted By: LEAD Nigeria Inc.

Co-Hosted By: Baruch College African Student Association

Today, Nigeria has over 3.3 million internally displaced persons, the largest in Africa and the third Largest in the world. In the first half of 2015 alone, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) rose to 1,491,706, mostly as a result of the ongoing violence and mayhem by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.

The insurgency in the North-East was reported as the pre-dominant cause of displacement in Nigeria between 2014 - 2015 according to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) displacement tracking matrix (DTM) of July 2015 which grossly affected small and medium scale businesses.

As part of the global partnership week, LEAD Nigeria through the Save a child initiative will be launching the “Vocational skills and Micro-credit project for Internally Displaced persons in Nigeria”. 

This project will empower internally displaced persons from within north eastern Nigeria, affected by the Boko Haram insurgency currently residing at the home for the needy in Edo State, Nigeria with the opportunity to rebuild their lives, start new businesses, earn a living to help better themselves, their families and ultimately rebuild their local communities.

The save a child initiative benefit Gala will bring together Nigerian and African Diaspora professionals as well as friends from the international community to discuss how best Diaspora groups can stay actively involved and engaged in addressing the issues of security and a growing number of internally displaced persons in Africa in general and Nigerian in particular for both economic and national development. 

Most importantly this event will inspire participants to make commitments to action towards building the partnerships needed to help current internally Displaced persons at the Home for the needy get the resources they need to learn a vocation of choice and the micro-credit funding support to start up their own small business.

Specifically, the vocational skills training and micro credit project for internally displaced persons at the home for the needy in Edo state, Nigeria will:

  • Provide the participants an opportunity to acquire a vocational skill of choice. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn either barbing/ hairdressing, tailoring/fashion design, catering, welding, plumbing, carpentry or Computer information systems. 
  • Provide a 6-8 months certificate program, with all the physical training/working tools and materials needed to ensure a successful program completion and graduation
  • Connect successful vocational skills graduates with micro-credit funding and support, financial advisers and other resources needed to start up their own small business in pursuing their economic goals.

The Home for the needy in Edo State currently houses over 1,300 internally displaced persons, many of whom were displaced by the Boko Haram emergencies across northern Nigeria. 

To learn more about the Save a Child Initiative Benefit Gala, the vocational skills and Micro credit Funding program and the Home for the needy, pleaes visit www.leadnigeria.org


Paid Event

Making the Most of Skilled Volunteers
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

Making the Most of Skilled Volunteers

Hosted By: International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA)

Co-Hosted By: Compass

Join IdEA and Compass to learn about skilled volunteer management. Many nonprofits look to skilled volunteers to bring extra skills and experience to their organization. Learn how to determine if skilled volunteers make sense for you, how to ensure your organization is ready, how to find the right volunteers, and how to make the most of them while you have them.

Suzanne B. Laporte is the President of Compass. She has extensive experience in consulting, marketing, writing, publishing, fundraising, and nonprofit management. Before joining Compass, Suzanne worked as an independent marketing consultant whose clients included American University. She also spent several years as a marketing writer and editor in the public sector consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequently IBM. Suzanne received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her undergraduate degree from Smith College.

Free Event

The Role of the Congolese Diaspora: Partnering around the 2016 Presidential Election in Congo
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

The Role of the Congolese Diaspora: Partnering around the 2016 Presidential Election in Congo

  • Fhi Conference Center

HOSTED BY: CONGOLESE / AMERICAN FOUNDATION INC.

This conference will allow to brainstorm and enhance the capacity of the Congolese Diaspora on the role they can play in the fostering of the democratic process, peace building and economic development through various investment opportunities in Congo. The event shall allow to draw on the experiences, insights and achievements of others organizations or diaspora working in the area of social change, advocacy, democracy promotion, social entrepreneurship with whom we should partner in order to successfully reach our goals.

Register: The is no fee to register. To register, please click the link below. 
 

Alianzas Estratégicas: Generando Oportunidades para el Sector Privado y Poblaciones Vulnerables
Mar
11
8:00 am08:00

Alianzas Estratégicas: Generando Oportunidades para el Sector Privado y Poblaciones Vulnerables

  • Honduras Maya

Hosted By: USAID

Co-Hosted: FUNDAHRSE

The event will include a panel to recognize successful USAID alliances with the private sector, provide an overview of USAID's five year strategy with a broader group of FUNDAHRSE members, and discuss specific opportunities for collaboration to promote sustainable development.  This will be followed by a networking session and site visits.  

The event will be held in Tegucigalpa on 03/11. Registration begins at 7:30am.  The event ends at 11am and the site visits will be from 11am to 1pm.

Invite Only

Globalization and the Acute Challenges Ahead
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Globalization and the Acute Challenges Ahead

  • Yale Club

Hosted By: Foreign Policy Association

Please join the Foreign Policy Association in welcoming Dean Emeritus of the Yale School of Management, Jeffrey E. Garten; Bloomberg GO Anchor David Westin; Editor of Foreign Policy Magazine, David Rothkopf; and Assistant Managing Editor for Time Magazine Rana Foroohar for a panel discussion titled “Globalization and the Acute Challenges Ahead.” The discussion will coincide with the release of Professor Jeffrey Garten’s new book, From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives.”

Paid Event

US Department of State Google Hangout: "WonkTank: Identifying America’s Next Great Policy Wonk"
Mar
10
2:00 pm14:00

US Department of State Google Hangout: "WonkTank: Identifying America’s Next Great Policy Wonk"

Hosted By: U.S. Department of State

Co-Hosted By: Center for Strategic and International Studies

Secretary John Kerry's Office of Global Partnerships, through the Diplomacy Lab public-private partnership (PPP), is coordinating a first-of-its-kind competition for university students across the United States to compete to be America’s next great policy wonk. Diplomacy Lab enables the State Department to “course-source” research and innovation related to foreign policy by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty at universities across the country. Wonk Tank flips this model by giving students the opportunity to pitch the policy issues and solutions to the Department’s policy experts. Four finalists will travel to Washington, D.C. and pitch their ideas to a live audience at the State Department on April 1. Join our Google+ Hangout on March 10 at 2:00pm ET as Deputy Special Representative Thomas Debass is joined by WonkTank finalists to preview their pitches and discuss the motivation behind this innovative competition. 

Free Event



Capturing Your Audience Through Storytelling
Mar
10
1:00 pm13:00

Capturing Your Audience Through Storytelling

Hosted By: International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA)

Co-Hosted By: Working Narratives

Paul VanDeCarr is managing director of Working Narratives, an organization that works with nonprofits, activists and social movements to “change the story” on the big social issues of our day. Through the arts and media, Working Narratives helps nonprofits communicate better about the work they do. Paul has worked in such storytelling forms as documentary film, oral history, and the theater. Read more about Working Narratives at http://workingnarratives.org/.

In this webinar, Paul will walk participants through a series of questions to evaluate and improve their storytelling, including: “What do you want to achieve?” “Who are you trying to reach?” “What is the central struggle in your story?” and “How do you get people to participate in the story?” Using real-world examples and questions submitted in advance of the webinar, we’ll look at how IdEA members can engage their constituencies through story.

Free Event

Partnerships for Peace +SocialGood
Mar
10
1:00 pm13:00

Partnerships for Peace +SocialGood

Hosted By: Sister Cities International

Co-Hosted By: +SocialGood

As part of 2016 Global Partnerships Week (GPW) and building on its 2016 theme of “Leveraging Innovation in Partnerships,” Sister Cities International will host a Google Hangout titled “Partnerships for Peace +SocialGood.” This digital panel will highlight organizational partnerships that are leveraging technology and innovation to create initiatives that are building links between cultures all over the world in order to build more global mutual understanding and peace between people around the world.

About Sister Cities International
Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International serves as the national membership organization for over 560 individual sister cities, counties, and states across the United States with relationships in over 2,300 communities in 150 countries. This sister city network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers who work tirelessly to promote peace and understanding through programs and projects focusing on arts and culture, youth and education, economic and sustainable development, and humanitarian assistance.

About +SocialGood
+SocialGood is a global community where connectors come together to share world-changing ideas and spark action in our social media era. +SocialGood is inspired by the Social Good Summit, and powered by its partners and funders: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Case Foundation, Caterpillar, Cisco, Enactus, Mashable, the Rockefeller Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Foundation, and the 92Y.
 

Free Event

Zika Leadership Luncheon
Mar
10
12:00 pm12:00

Zika Leadership Luncheon

  • 1120 19th St NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036 United States

Hosted By: Population Services International (PSI)

Karl Hofmann, President & CEO of Population Services International, and Dr. Marcos A. Espinal, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis, from the Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization host a leadership luncheon on the Zika virus. 

The international health emergency declared on February 1, 2016 by the World Health Organization has spurred governments, public health authorities, scientists, international agencies, the private sector and development experts into action. Dr. Espinal will present the latest facts of the outbreak in the Americas and the possible links to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. The discussion will center on what is needed to help control its further spread. We hope you can join us for this important lunch as we explore opportunities of partnership and collaboration.

 

Progress on the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Public-Private Partnership Operations and Future Challenges
Mar
10
10:30 am10:30

Progress on the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Public-Private Partnership Operations and Future Challenges

  • 900 17th street, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006 United States

Hosted By: The Asian Development Bank's North American Representative Office

The Asia and Pacific region requires infrastructure investments of at least $8 trillion until 2020. Available funding from traditional multilateral and bilateral assistance meets only 40% of investment needs. Involvement of the private sector has the potential to increase operating efficiency by making investments in new technologies, bringing innovative solutions, and encouraging more transparent organizational structures.
ADB established the Office of Public-Private Partnership (OPPP) in September 2014 to enhance the role of ADB in supporting and enabling government of its developing members to secure greater private investment and generate economic growth in the region.
Samuel Tumiwa, Deputy Representative of ADB's North American Representative Office, will discuss the bank's PPP progress and challenges it may face in the future.

Free Event



Diaspora, Disasters & Partnerships
Mar
10
10:00 am10:00

Diaspora, Disasters & Partnerships

  • The National Press Building

Hosted By: USAID's Center for International Disaster Information

Co-Hosted By: Barlin Ali

In recognition of the Global Partnership Week, U.S Agency for International Development Center for International Disaster Information (USAID-CIDI) in collaboration with Atlas Corps, is putting together a panel discussion “Diaspora, Disasters, and Partnerships: The Critical Role Public-Private Partnerships Play in Promoting Development and Diplomacy Around the World” to discuss the role public-private partnerships in general play in promoting diaspora engagement and development here in the local community and abroad.

This discussion will feature panelists from USAID Global Development Lab, diaspora community leaders, and USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.

Free Event



Under Fire: Humanitarian Aid in Besieged Syria
Mar
10
9:30 am09:30

Under Fire: Humanitarian Aid in Besieged Syria

  • Elliott School of International Affairs

Hosted By: No Lost Generation at The George Washington University

Co-Hosted By: Save the Children

Join No Lost Generation GW and Save the Children for a conversation with Sonia Khush, Syria Acting Country Director, Save the Children and Jida Haddad, founder of a local humanitarian organization in Syria. They will share insights and experiences of working in besieged areas of Syria, providing aid to some of the most dangerous areas on the planet. 

This event will highlight the partnership between large aid organizations such as Save the Children and their domestic operators. It will also demonstrate the strength and value of partnering with the No Lost Generation: On Campus Network. A collection of college and university student groups all working together to support humanitarian actors around the world.

Free Event


Clean Energy Access for Women - Webinar for Financial Advisors
Mar
9
2:00 pm14:00

Clean Energy Access for Women - Webinar for Financial Advisors

Hosted By: Calvert Foundation

In honor of International Women's Day, we invite you to join a webinar to discuss the power of investing in women. Through WIN-WIN (Women Investing In Women Initiative) Calvert Foundation just surpassed $40 million invested in organizations that empower women and connect them to clean energy technologies. 

This webinar will feature Calvert Foundation's Najada Kumbuli and our partner Alycia Kellman with SunFunder. SunFunder provides solar energy loans to help off-grid communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America access reliable energy. They will talk about WIN-WIN investments and the impact they are having on the lives of women and their communities in developing countries, as well as partnership opportunities. 

Free Event

Leadership on SDGs through Social Enterprise Scale
Mar
9
1:00 pm13:00

Leadership on SDGs through Social Enterprise Scale

  • United States

Hosted By: ReachScale

The Sustainable Development Goals should be a driver of investment in sustainable models to solve the most intractable challenges—Which is what the most innovative social enterprises create. At the SDG launch during UN Opening Week, ReachScale participated in six conferences and over a hundred presentations without ever hearing the admonition to move resources to sustainable models.  

Yet the SDG commitments mean that the world needs trillions of dollars of high impact, sustainable/investable social enterprises.

SDG Opportunity: Recent India and South Africa visits leveraged collaboration opportunities across India and Africa around the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): See article co-authored with Amit Kapoor (Shared Value Initiative – India) for context:
How to make the SDGs Truly Sustainable: Social Entrepreneurs As Critical Achievement Engines 

Social Enterprise Lab for the SDGs: India and Africa are the largest social enterprise labs in the world. As such African and Indian leaders have the unique opportunity to leverage their own social enterprise innovators to make the Sustainable Development Goals actually sustainable. Taking advantage of this opportunity requires new structure and financial innovations that work together and enable groups of social enterprises to scale together. The roundtable will discuss the need identify these sustainable and scalable models and develop innovations and innovative finance that moves resources to replace unsustainable models with sustainable ones.

THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY


Pathway to Innovation: Cross-Sector Partnerships in the U.S. and Abroad
Mar
9
11:00 am11:00

Pathway to Innovation: Cross-Sector Partnerships in the U.S. and Abroad

Hosted By: Concordia & The Intersector Project

Concordia and The Intersector Project are teaming up to host a Twitter chat to celebrate the role that cross-sector collaboration can play in creating innovative solutions to complex problems and to discuss the challenges partners may encounter in creating a culture of innovation. The Twitter conversation will highlight the 2016 GPW theme of “Leveraging Innovation in Partnerships.”

Join the conversation #GPWchat

Follow Concordia @ConcordiaSummit

Follow The Intersector Project @TheIntersector

 

 

Business Commitment to Make the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Real
Mar
9
10:00 am10:00

Business Commitment to Make the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Real

Hosted By: U.S. Department of State

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) establish an ambitious framework to advance on fundamental social, economic and environmental challenges facing the world over the next 15 years – with the aim of leaving no one on the planet behind.   Achieving these goals will require revolutionary change in the way resources are mobilized to address sustainable development challenges.  Overseas Development Assistance, while still important, must increasingly leverage other sources of funding and expertise to achieve catalytic results.  Domestic resource mobilization, international trade and investment, and remittances are other key funding sources.  Also critical is the potential impact of governments, the private sector and civil society joining forces through public-private partnerships, and leveraging each other’s resources and expertise to advance these goals.   While there is strong, notable leadership coming from a number of key private sector leaders, more work is needed to truly realize the potential of private sector engagement toward achieving the SDGs.   

Participants will include a small group of high-level representatives of companies, business organizations, and senior level State Department officials focused on economic growth, development and partnerships.  

Objectives:    
-    Facilitate dialogue among key actors to discuss best practices, lessons learned and what is needed to ensure the success and scale up the impact of private sector initiatives and public-private partnerships to advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
-    Inform participants on efforts and opportunities to partner with the private sector to advance achievement of the SDGs.

 

This event is by invitation only

 

Capturing BoP Markets: Corporates Venturing into Inclusive Businesses
Mar
9
9:00 am09:00

Capturing BoP Markets: Corporates Venturing into Inclusive Businesses

  • Circus Krone-Straße 10 Munich, 80335 Germany

Hosted By: Endeva Institute

Co-Hosted By: Business Fights Poverty and SEED

"How can companies get a foothold in emerging markets and make good social returns? Should it build a business that targets the low- and/or middle-income segment or buy into one? What are the risks and opportunities of investing in inclusive businesses? And what are potential investment vehicles?

Endeva’s Corporate Impact Venturing workshop will answer these and other questions with a practical, interactive introduction to investing in and partnering with inclusive businesses.

There you will meet emerging inclusive businesses from Bangladesh to Zimbabwe, compare notes with other corporations setting up venturing partnerships with inclusive businesses, and quiz financial intermediaries creating new investment instruments.

So please join us – Endeva, and its co-hosts Business Fights Poverty and SEED – in Munich on March 9 for this one-day event. To enable targeted peer collaboration and discussions participation is limited to 40 practitioners. So don’t delay, get your tickets early!"

Paid Event

Alianzas Estratégicas: Generando Oportunidades para el Sector Privado y Poblaciones Vulnerables
Mar
9
8:00 am08:00

Alianzas Estratégicas: Generando Oportunidades para el Sector Privado y Poblaciones Vulnerables

  • Hotel Copantl

Hosted By: USAID

Co-Hosted: FUNDAHRSE

The event will include a panel to recognize successful USAID alliances with the private sector, provide an overview of USAID's five year strategy with a broader group of FUNDAHRSE members, and discuss specific opportunities for collaboration to promote sustainable development.  This will be followed by a networking session and site visits.  

The event will be held in San Pedro Sula on 03/09. Registration begins at 7:30am.  The event ends at 11am and the site visits will be from 11am to 1pm.

Invite Only

Film Screening: America's Diplomats
Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

Film Screening: America's Diplomats

  • World Affairs Council Auditorium

Hosted By: World Affairs Council of Northern California

Join us for the West coast premiere of the new documentary “America’s Diplomats," which will air on KQED Public Television and on PBS stations across the country later this month. A discussion will follow with the film’s director MacDara King and career diplomats William Harrop and Theodore Eliot.

Paid Event

Business Engagement in USAID Public-Private Partnerships
Mar
8
4:00 pm16:00

Business Engagement in USAID Public-Private Partnerships

  • The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium

Hosted By: Brookings Institution

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the new set of Sustainable Development Goals set a premium on the role of the business community in advancing equitable growth and reducing poverty. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been in the forefront of engaging the private sector in promoting development. Since 2001 USAID has initiated an estimated 1,600 public-private partnerships (PPPs), valued at over $16 billion.

On March 8, the Global Economy and Development program will hold a public discussion on a new report, “USAID’s public-private partnerships: a data picture and review of business engagement.” The report presents data on the nature of these PPPs and provides detail on the extent of corporate involvement and the shared value and technical expertise they contribute.

Brookings Senior Fellow George Ingram will introduce the topic, then co-authors Anne Johnson and Helen Moser will make a brief presentation on key findings in the report. Following their presentation, George Ingram will moderate a panel discussion with Jane Nelson, Ann Mei Chang, and Johanna Nesseth Tuttle. Afterwards, questions will be taken from the audience.

Free Event


3rd Annual Veterans Innovative Partnership (VIP) Fellowship Kickoff and Hiring Briefing
Mar
8
2:00 pm14:00

3rd Annual Veterans Innovative Partnership (VIP) Fellowship Kickoff and Hiring Briefing

  • Delegates Lounge, US Department of State,

Hosted By: U.S. Department of State

Co-Hosted By: Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships

In honor of Global Partnerships Week, please join us for an exciting presentation on the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) Fellowship, a public-private partnership established by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships. You will have the opportunity to hear from current and former VIP Fellows and how they successfully leveraged their military experience at the Department of State. You will hear directly from the supervisors of current and former VIP Fellows and how their office benefited from hosting a Fellow. You will also hear from CSHRM’s Veteran Employment Program Manager, Sean Lenahan, who now manages the VIP Fellowship program on how to participate. This will be a great opportunity for you to find out more about VIP.

Free Event


Every Hour Matters for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Mar
8
11:30 am11:30

Every Hour Matters for Survivors of Sexual Assault

  • U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center SVC, Room 201

Hosted By: Together for Girls

Join the public-private partnership Together for Girls and honorary co-host Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for the launch of the Every Hour Matters campaign, which aims to increase awareness about the importance of comprehensive post-rape care and the critical importance of timely access to health services.

Speakers from both the private and public sectors include: Jennifer Adams, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Global Health Bureau at USAID; Michele Moloney-Kitts, Director of Together for Girls; Malika Saada Saar, Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights for Google; Amanda Ngyuen, Founder of ; and Lorpu Kpadeh, Executive Director of the Survivant Organization.

Free Event

The Women in Science (WiSci) 2015 STEAM Camp: A Story of Success for Public-Private Partnerships
Mar
8
11:00 am11:00

The Women in Science (WiSci) 2015 STEAM Camp: A Story of Success for Public-Private Partnerships

Hosted By: Meridian International Center

Meridian International Center looks forward to hosting this virtual panel series as part of Global Partnerships Week and in celebration of International Women's Day.

In Summer 2015, The U.S. Department of State, Girl Up of the UN Foundation, Intel, Microsoft, and the AOL Charitable Foundation partnered with Meridian International Center to run a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Camp for high school girls at the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda. Campers traveled from the United States and around Africa to participate in classes designed by Microsoft, Intel, and the AOL Charitable Foundation, engaging these girls in STEAM subjects. Join us online to hear more about this exciting public-private partnership, best practices in working with multiple partners, and strategies for engaging youth in the classroom. Our last panel of the series will feature a selection of campers to share their experiences in Rwanda and how the 2015 WISci Camp has impacted them in the last seven months.

This will be a three panel series, including:

Panel 1: Effective Structures for Multi-Panel International Programs
Moderated by: Amb.Stuart Holliday, Meridian International Center
Invited Panelists: Thomas Debass, U.S. Department of State; Joseph Nsengimana, Intel and Camp Executive Director; Melissa Hillebrenner, Girl Up, UN Foundation; Sara Link, AOL Charitable Foundation; Alain Munyaburanga, Gashora Girls Academy

Panel 2: Achieving Program Impact and Success for Participants
Moderated by: Aldrinana Leung, U.S. Department of State
Invited Panelists: Yaman Awad, Intel; Amy Rhamia, Microsoft; Joey Blumenfeld, AOL Charitable Foundation; Julie Willig, Girl Up, UN Foundation

Panel 3: The World After WiSci: Meet the Campers
Moderated by: Rachel Wisthuff, Girl Up, UN Foundation

We look forward to welcoming you to the WiSci Camp Panel Series!

Registration is not required. To join the panel, please visit the below website to connect to our AdobeConnect series. The passcode for the event is: wiscigpw.


Free Event

Room Passcode:  wiscigpw

GIST Guru Series Webinar
Mar
8
11:00 am11:00

GIST Guru Series Webinar

Hosted By: GISTNetwork

The GIST Guru Series is a 45-minute, monthly, direct, interactive webchat with an S&T entrepreneurship expert who discusses in-depth his/her expertise with a global audience. Serial entrepreneur Anthony “Mr. Roboto” Nunez shares his experience in turning great ideas into great companies. Watch GIST’s Guru Series, “Robotics, Entrepreneurship, and Education: Building a Startup, Making a Difference” on March 8 at 11:00 a.m. EST at http://goo.gl/shSeS0

Free Event