Global Partnerships Week 2017

March 6-12, 2017

Global Partnerships Week (GPW) 2017 was hosted by the Secretary’s 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 (USAID), Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab. During this week, GPW inspired public and private organizations around the world to host self-organized activities designed to help them explore their potential as shared value collaborators. 

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The GPW Partnership Practitioners Forum was available via the Concordia Livestream channel on Monday, March 6.


Partnership Practitioners Forum

March 6, 2017

Hosted at the United States Institute of Peace

This year's forum brought together partnership practitioners and leaders to engage in discussion on common challenges and best practices, identify new partnership opportunities, and coordinate on collaborative solutions. This year, GPW focused on the role of partnerships in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. 

Sessions includeD: 

Partnership-Building Workshops:

Governance & Legal Issues
Fostering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Practical Management
Measuring & Utilizing Metrics

SDG-Themed Breakout Sessions:

Human Rights (SDGs 4, 5, 6, 10, 16)
Economic Opportunity & Employment (SDGs 1, 4, 7, 8, 9) 
Human & Natural Environment (SDGs 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) 
Health (SDGs 2, 3, 6, 11)
Infrastructure (SDGs 6, 7, 8, 9, 11)

Plenary Session:
Goal 17 in 2017: Partnerships to Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals


GPW 2017 Events

GPW 2017 featured self-organized events around the world, from large-scale conferences and panels to intimate networking gatherings or webinars. These served to illuminate existing collaborations, as well as to create partnership opportunities.