CollaborateUp Academy
Mar
14
to Mar 15

CollaborateUp Academy

  • 1875 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
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CollaborateUp Academy

Hosted by CollaborateUp

Our multi-tiered educational courses are designed to introduce individuals and teams to core concepts in collaboration, innovation, and facilitation through hands-on practice and experience.

WHAT IT IS: This is your on-ramp to kick-starting a social innovation. Our Academy is an interactive proving ground to quickly learn, test, and develop concrete skills and plans for tackling society’s tough challenges. Become certified as a Master Collaborator capable of:

-Leading your colleagues through the CollaborateUp Formula for social innovation
-Developing Lean Startup social innovations
-Convening and facilitating large groups of people from multiple organizations/sectors
-Creating one-page business plans that capture everything you need to get out in the world and start collaborating to tackle our toughest problems
-Designing experiments that prove the business case for your social innovation

WHO’S ATTENDING: Action-oriented social entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs from companies, nonprofits, and governments.

WHO’S NOT ATTENDING: People satisfied with the status quo.

For more information, please visit our event website.

To register, please click here.

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4-Day Global Partnership Brokering Training Course
Mar
13
to Mar 17

4-Day Global Partnership Brokering Training Course

  • 2111 Florida Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)
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Hosted by Partnership Brokers Association

Co-hosted by Living Collaborations

Building on our collaboration skills and working to constructively harness diversity in our partnerships has never been so important for 2017as we face unprecedented times in our political, economical, environmental, technological and social spheres.

Join other colleagues from many disciplines and sectors and hear the latest thinking and approaches for managing multi-stakeholder collaborations. This successful global programme is guaranteed to stimulate your thinking.

This highly sought-after program provides those working in and on partnerships, collaborations, networks or consortia with frameworks, tools, techniques and skills development to accelerate their effectiveness and impact.

This course is for active partnership practitioners involved in the management and development of multi-stakeholder, public-private, cross-sector partnerships. Participants will come from government, business, not-for-profits, community organisations, multilateral institutions, universities, philanthropy. This is NOT an entry-level program for working in partnerships.

To register, please click here.

To learn more, access the course brochure or visit the Partnership Brokers Association's website. If you have questions about the training, please contact Catherine Russ: catherine@cathruss.com or Michelle Halse: michelle@livingcollaborations.com.

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An Introduction to The Intersector Process: Cross-sector Collaboration in the Public Sector
Mar
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

An Introduction to The Intersector Process: Cross-sector Collaboration in the Public Sector

Hosted by The Intersector Project

This session at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference is designed to introduce public-sector officials and staff to key management tactics for cross-sector collaboration. Through a review of best practices, relevant case studies, and facilitated discussion, this session will equip participants with knowledge to inform the design and implementation of effective partnerships and better understand the value proposition for cross-sector collaboration. The training session will also provide an opportunity for practitioners to reflect on how the differing language and culture of multiple sectors can be better navigated to improve the practice of public-sector-led collaboration.

To register please click here.

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Connect to Success Workshops for Women Entrepreneurs, Students and Alumni in Celebration of International Women's Day
Mar
11
9:00am 9:00am

Connect to Success Workshops for Women Entrepreneurs, Students and Alumni in Celebration of International Women's Day

  • U.S. Embassy Lisbon; Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) (map)
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The U.S. Embassy and FLAD will offer two days of Connect to Success workshops for women entrepreneurs, in celebration of International Women's Day. Connect to Success has partnered with Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics to bring a full day of 15 workshops to women entrepreneurs and Católica alumni and students. The workshops will include three separate sessions of 5 different subjects including:Negotiation Best Practices, Digital Marketing and Social Media, Recruitment Strategies, Developing a Business Plan, Introduction to Finances, How to Sell in 30 Seconds, Leadership and Team Motivation, Internationalization (import/export), Risk and Capital, Recruiting Strategies, Social Entrepreneurship, European Funding, Cost Controls, and Team, Time and People Management.

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Startup Weekend DC
Mar
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Startup Weekend DC

Hosted by Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...

  • Get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,
  • Learn the process for going from concept to creation
  • Meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in DC,
  • Join or build an all-star team,
  • Or take your own idea from concept to creation.

Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of March 10 - 12th!

Event Registration

Twitter Handles: StartupWeekend

Create communities & build companies in a weekend! No Talk. All Action. Part of @techstars and powered by @GoogleForEntrep

Point of Contact: Refayat Mosaowir Haque rhaque@gwmail.gwu.edu (202) 285-2855

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Connect to Success Workshop in Recognition of International Women’s Day - How to Pitch to Investors
Mar
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Connect to Success Workshop in Recognition of International Women’s Day - How to Pitch to Investors

  • U.S. Embassy Lisbon; Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) (map)
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Hosted by FLAD

Co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy Lisbon

FLAD and the U.S. Embassy will offer two days of workshop to assist women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. In collaboration with Tim Vieira, a well-known Portuguese business investor, and Link to Leaders, an online platform/directory aimed at establishing connections between start-ups, businesses and business angels, this first workshop is designed to assist women entrepreneurs to pitch their products and services to potential investors, specifically business angels. The workshops will also discuss what different types of investments are available to entrepreneurs. Approximately 100 participants will have the opportunity to participate in a “Pitching Workshop” to practice their newly honed business pitch to three business angels that will be present, and approximately 74 will actually compete in the pitching program.

One of two workshops that the Embassy is offering in commemoration of International Women's Day. The first is this pitching workshop with business angels/investors. The second day is an all day series of practical, skill-building workshops for women entrepreneurs.

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How to Strengthen Partnerships for Sustainable Development?
Mar
10
9:00am 9:00am

How to Strengthen Partnerships for Sustainable Development?

  • 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by German Institute for International and Security Affairs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development renews commitment to multi-stakeholder partnerships as important complementary means of implementation (SDGs 17.16 and 17.17). However, partnerships showed a mixed record in the past and therefore several actors call for more inclusive, coordinated and effective multi-stakeholder partnerships. The 2015 UN General Assembly resolution under the agenda item entitled “Towards global partnerships” requests debate on “the best practices and ways to improve, inter alia, transparency, accountability and the sharing of experiences of multi-stakeholder partnerships and on the review and monitoring of those partnerships” (A/RES/70/224, para. 15). In the outcome document of its 2017 High-level Meeting, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation calls for increasing efforts to ensure an “enabling environment” for partnerships, “including through country-level platforms for collaboration, to perform complementary roles in a transparent and accountable manner.”

Addressing these calls, several initiatives, led by, inter alia, donor institutions and agencies, are currently under way to improve the governance of partnerships, for example, through better coordination, support, frameworks or rules that guide partnerships to make them fit for purpose of implementing the SDGs. For example, addressing the ambition to ‘leave no one behind’ several of these proposals point towards the need for partnerships to become more inclusive and accountable through comprehensive and participatory processes, on-going monitoring and review, and by providing measurable data on their output, outcome and impact.

The objective of this event is to bring together practitioners from the donor community to explore lessons learned with regard to partnerships, their success conditions and the consequences for their future governance. The underlying question is: “How can lessons learned from past experience be translated into guidance on the design and implementation of partnership governance, support and coordinating initiatives to make partnerships become more “fit for purpose” of implementing the SDGs?”

To register, please click here. Registration for this event will close on March 8th at 10AM EST.

If you want to join the discussion please send a mail with your name and the name of your organization to: anne.ellersiek@swp-berlin.org, with “GPW2017-SWP/SFB700” in the subject line

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Celebrating Partnerships of the TOMODACHI Initiative in Fostering Next Generation Leaders.
Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Celebrating Partnerships of the TOMODACHI Initiative in Fostering Next Generation Leaders.

Hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council

Co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo

Held around the 6th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, this networking reception will gather many corporations, educational institutions, government representatives from the U.S. Embassy and the Government of Japan, civil society, and next generation youth involved in the TOMODACHI Initiative.

The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership, born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs.

We seek to foster a “TOMODACHI generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are committed to and engaged in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures, and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous, and secure world.

In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, the United States military and Japan Self-Defense Forces worked together successfully in Operation Tomodachi to provide immediate humanitarian relief to the Tohoku region. Building upon this cooperation and spirit of friendship, the United States and Japan launched the TOMODACHI Initiative. TOMODACHI is led by the United States Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S.-Japan Council, a tax-exempt non-profit organization, and is supported by the Government of Japan, corporations, organizations and individuals from the United States and Japan.

This event will include a short program of remarks by leaders of the initiative and next generation leaders who have benefited from the partnership. There will be a press release and social media.

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Inclusive Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda
Mar
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

Inclusive Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda

Hosted by the George Washington University School of Business

Co-hosted by Global CEO Alliance

The Global CEO Alliance, in partnership with the George Washington University School of Business is organizing a side-event to support the U.S. Department of State (Office of Global Partnerships), the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab for Global Partnership Week (GPW) 2017. The side-event will complement the main Forum on the role of public-private partnerships (P3s) in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

The event will have two sessions that will cover the following:

The First session is on Global and Regional perspective on PPP leading to 2030 Agenda. It will present a number of high-level panelists who will engage in a dialogue with the audience on the ‘hows’ and ‘whats’ of PPP and why PPP actors must have a clear indication of what they actually want in partnership to benefit the larger community it purports to serve. The session will amplify all fundamentals of PPP as well as the complementing factors that directly contribute to leadership, knowledge acquisition and transfer, and capacity building for sustainable development and investment opportunities.

Finding solutions via public private partnerships requires the private sector, multi-laterals, industry associations, governments and civil society groups to work together to achieve net positive impacts. Faced with entrenched, complex challenges and legacy issues, PPPs are an important example of collective efforts required to address disruptions facing modern societies. While each stakeholder has much to offer and much to gain, each faces unique challenges in identifying and collaborating on sustainable solutions. This panel explores how thought leadership and cohesive effort have positively impacted PPPs and how PPPs can address critical SDG challenges going forward. The discussion will cover key areas of policy design and coordination, essence of political stability, concrete legal framework, accountability, strengths and limitations of PPP modality, among others.

The Second session is on Inclusive Partnerships where panelists will discuss and think through the Innovative Partnering Cycle - how to set up, build trust, understand the needs of different partners and stakeholders, agreement, manage and implement, and lastly assess/evaluate the partnership within the environment that call for urgency and immediate response to critical development areas of the 2030 Agenda. The session will cover the larger inclusive scope of partnership and how it will gravitate towards the implementation of SDG 17. It will cover pivotal contribution of multi-stakeholders in the promotion and implementation of joint collaboration and inclusive partnerships towards Sustainable Development. The session will be participated in by senior executives from private sector George Washington University, Network of Cities, among others.

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Designing Experiences in the IoT Age
Mar
9
11:00am11:00am

Designing Experiences in the IoT Age

Hosted by Altitude

This Google Hangout hosts a panel of IoT, Innovation and Design experts from Stanley Black & Decker, U.S. Department of State and Altitude.

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers product companies the chance to reinvent themselves with deeper customer engagement and new business models. But leveraging smart, connected products requires focusing on people first.

Hear these experts share tips and best practices about creating smart, connected product offerings that customers truly love and that will deliver the business success you are looking for.

TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE.

For more information on Altitude and IOT Design, please visit their blog.

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Strategic & Sustainable  Development for a Unified Cyprus
Mar
8
3:30pm 3:30pm

Strategic & Sustainable Development for a Unified Cyprus

Hosted by Atlantic Council, Concordia, & One Cyprus Now

A Cyprus settlement could spur the development of offshore resources, infrastructure projects in roads and ports, growth in tourism and services, overall diversification of the economy, and the establishment of the island as a hub for international business in a dynamic, but turbulent, region. This event will convene a catalytic gathering of key leaders from the region, high-level U.S. and European officials, and private-sector stakeholders to galvanize international support for a reunified Cyprus and lay the groundwork for lasting peace and growing prosperity in the region.

Amid a climate of cautious optimism for a Cyprus settlement, the island’s social, environmental, and economic development must be raised as key post-conflict priorities. Cyprus could become Europe’s fastest-growing economy due to its strategic commercial, demographic, and geographic position, the nation must capitalize on these assets by promoting good governance and encouraging private sector investment for future growth. The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework in which decision-makers can shape and implement an agenda to maximize Cypriot potential. Collaboration across sectors and industries will be vital to stimulate sustainable economic development, support national security, and foster regional stability.

Participants will construct a set of recommendations for policy-makers and business leaders to advance priorities such as peace, trade, investment, energy, and infrastructure. These recommendations will later be presented and discussed by a panel of leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, who will examine the challenges to and opportunities for their implementation.

To register for the event, please visit the Atlantic Council website here: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/strategic-sustainable-development-for-a-unified-cyprus

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Building Effective Partnerships for Development
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Building Effective Partnerships for Development

  • 1099 14th Street Northwest Suite 700 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)
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Hosted by The Partnering Initiative

To address the vital challenge of partnering capacity, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) has pioneered a range of training courses, including the course, Building Effective Partnerships for Development, which develops skills, understanding and knowledge for effective cross-sector partnering, and which optionally leads to a Certificate in Partnering Practice. The course balances core knowledge with highly interactive, experiential learning through role play, ‘serious games’ and peer-to-peer exchange.

TPI is now making the course available in Washington DC in 2017. The 2.5 day course will take place:

  • March 8 1pm-6pm
  • March 9 8:30am-5pm
  • March 10 8:30am-4pm

By the end of the course, participants will have gained:

  • Understanding of the rationale for, and risks of, partnering and when, and when not, to partner;
  • Appreciation of the drivers, societal roles and mindset of each sector;
  • Clarity over what constitutes a ‘transactional collaboration’, what is a ‘genuine partnership’ and where each may be appropriate;
  • Appreciation of the ‘guiding principles’, challenges and success factors behind effective partnership;
  • Understanding over what it takes to be a ‘good’ partner, and development of some of the skills and mindset required;
  • Have access to a range of tools to develop and manage partnership;
  • Understanding how to create agreements, implement, manage & review partnerships successfully;
  • Familiarity with the ‘Partnering Cycle’, a framework for the development and management of partnership

For more information, please visit our event website.

To register for this event please click here.

This training is not sponsored or endorsed by MCC

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Harnessing Opportunities for Scalability, Replication and Sustained Country Ownership under Public-Private Partnerships
Mar
8
11:00am11:00am

Harnessing Opportunities for Scalability, Replication and Sustained Country Ownership under Public-Private Partnerships

  • 2107 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA, 22201 United States (map)
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Hosted by Cardno

Cardno will host a satellite event during the Global Partnership Week 2017 centered on the theme of increasing the scale of sustainable country ownership of PPPs. Cardno is uniquely positioned to host this session with over 15 years in managing, developing and scaling up PPPs, including the current implementation of an $80M Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded cooperative agreement (2009-2020), Public-Private Partnerships in PEPFAR Countries Project (P4). P4 has managed over 15 diverse partnerships in its portfolio.

This panel will include representatives from both public and private sector partners of the mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership, an innovative partnership among CDC Tanzania, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children, health NGOs and private sector companies, including mobile network operators. The partnership supports the achievement of PEPFAR goals and the Ministry’s initiatives, including the Government of Tanzania Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality and the Health Sector Strategic Plan. The partnership leverages economies of scale and pools expertise and resources from diverse partners that harness mobile phone technology, including USSD and SMS platforms, for sustainable and scalable public health programs.

The forum will discuss best practices, lessons learned and experiences on how to scale and sustain PPPs to effectively address evolving priorities of global and national health programs. Many discussions around partnerships focus on the value provided to partners at the start-up phase while neglecting to touch on the need for adaption as they mature. However, during this event attendees will learn how the mHealth Tanzania’s partnership has identified and implemented opportunities for growth as the PPP has evolved. Lastly, the forum will address the holistic nature of the partnership by highlighting key factors that drive both financial and programmatic sustainability and provide adaptive services that can address the needs of multiple partners and sustain country ownership.

Agenda:

Panel Participant Introduction 11:00-11:10AM

Panel Discussion 11:10-12:00PM

Q&A and Networking 12:00-12:30PM

Refreshments and light food will be provided by Cardno from 12:30-1:00PM.

To register from this event, please click and RSVP here

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Mar
8
10:00am10:00am

USAID/ Brazil Global Partnership Week Event

Hosted by Coca-Cola Brazil, US Embassy Brazil, and Motorola Solutions Brazil

The U.S. Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships has declared March 6-12 "Global Partnership Week", in order to highlight the impact of private sector collaboration to create partnerships that advance shared goals.

As part of this initiative and given that USAID/ Brazil's business model is based on strategic partnerships as catalysts for Brazil-led solutions, we are happy to invite you to a "café de manha" presentation and roundtable discussion about public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Brazil. Please join us as we present a few USAID-facilitated partnerships and discuss the role for partnerships in Brazil.

Agenda

10:00hs - 10:05hs - Opening remarks Ambassador Michael McKinley 10:05hs - 10:15hs - USAID overview of public-private partnership program - Michael Eddy - Director, USAID/Brazil 10:15am - 10:30am - Google Earth/USAID partnership for Indigenous Territorial management - Luiza Viana, Vasco Van Roosmalen, Director Equipe Amazonica (ECAM) 10:30am - 10:45am - USAID partnership with private sector social investment (Mais Unidos Group) - Krishna Formiga, Director, Motorola Solutions 10:45am - 11:00am - Coca Cola partnership with communities of the Amazon - Luiz Andre, Director of Government Affairs, Coca Cola/ Brazil 11:00am - 11:30am - Discussion

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Diaspora Voices: Heeding the Call, Leading the Charge
Mar
8
9:30am 9:30am

Diaspora Voices: Heeding the Call, Leading the Charge

Hosted by the Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and the International diaspora Engagement Alliance

The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) and the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State — alongside its International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) program — will host #DiasporaVoices, a live-streamed interactive opportunity for diaspora communities to engage with top diplomats via social media.

We will discuss the importance of promoting entrepreneurship in Africa, which is one of the best ways to boost Africa’s economic growth, spur development and reduce poverty. It will also help bridge diaspora initiatives with those taking place within the U.S. government. With the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum taking place in Togo later this year, this topic is particularly timely and relevant.

This interactive webchat aims to explore how African diaspora groups can partner with the United States in fostering entrepreneurship and inclusive economic growth in their countries of heritage by forging connections, coordinating resources, collaborating on programs, gaining media exposure and more. Diaspora communities provide a strong and valuable link between the U.S. and countries all over the world.

Participants may tweet questions and comments before and during the chat, using the hashtag #DiasporaVoices.

Consider this your invitation to sit at the table with leadership from the Bureau of African Affairs and other speakers including:

● Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Peter H. Barlerin (moderator)

● U.S. Ambassador to Togo, David Gilmour

● U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Eric T. Schultz (pending)

To learn more, please click here.

To join the conversation, go to [share.america.gov/diaspora-voices-africa] on March 8th at 9:30AM EST/ 14:30 UTC.

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The Role of Business and Public Private Partnerships in Combating Modern Day Slavery
Mar
8
9:30am 9:30am

The Role of Business and Public Private Partnerships in Combating Modern Day Slavery

Hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation & Concordia

In celebration of Global Partnership Week, the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Concordia kindly invite you to join our upcoming virtual panel discussion on the key role of businesses in the global effort to combat modern-day slavery.

There are an estimated 45 million people held in modern slavery around the world today and illegal profits generated by forced labor amount to $150 billion annually. The global demand for cheap labor is fuelling the slave trade and market forces create both the supply and the demand for forced labor. Business can therefore play a critical role in the fight against modern slavery: they have the power to trigger immediate change for workers by simply switching suppliers, by enforcing better auditing and by increasing accountability.

This virtual panel discussion is part of the Concordia Campaign Conversation Series for Public Private Partnerships and will explore concrete business solutions being implemented across the world to root out this scourge. Leading companies will share the innovations, best practices, and challenges they face as well as successful examples of public-private partnerships to combat modern slavery. The panel discussion will also feature a focus on the role of data tools in the fight against modern slavery.

Following this conversation, a report which summarizes the discussion and details key initiatives in this space will be distributed to all participants.

Please RSVP here by March 3, 2017.

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The Keys to Unlock Water Finance: Private Sector View
Mar
8
9:00am 9:00am

The Keys to Unlock Water Finance: Private Sector View

  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by the US Water Partnership

Co-hosted by Concordia

Held in partnership with Concordia during Global Partnerships Week, this roundtable focuses on private sector water financing in the context of a new U.S. administration. President Trump has said that clean water will be a “top priority” for his administration and that it may be “the most important issue we face as a nation for the next generation.” Advancing water security and attaining water and wastewater-related sustainable development goals requires significant investments in infrastructure, technology, and capacity building. Public utilities and governments themselves are typically unable to meet development finance demands solely through public resources and must attract private sources of financing to meet growing water needs. This roundtable will complement USWP’s engagement with public sector agencies aimed at shaping a coherent, “whole of United States” approach to mobilizing water finance and unlocking solutions in the United States and around the world.

To learn more about this event, please contact Tim Lattimer at tim.lattimer@uswaterpartnership.org.

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Mar
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

IN3 Spain - Launch of 3rd Edition and MOU Signing Ceremony

  • Official Residence of the Charge d'Affaires (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by U.S. Embassy-Madrid

Co-hosted by Endeavor Spain and Chamberi Valley Association The U.S. Embassy-Madrid will hold a signing ceremony for the MOU of the third edition of IN3 (IN-cubed), an innovation and networking event that brings together the top INnovators, INvestors, and INstitutions from the U.S. and Spain to help scaling tech companies internationalize.

Follow on Twitter: @in3spain @usembassymadrid @endeavorespana @chamberivalley @USconsulateBCN

This is a closed event.

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Partnering for Peace: Working Together on Goal 16
Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Partnering for Peace: Working Together on Goal 16

  • 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 401 Washington, DC 20036 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Alliance for Peacebuilding & PartnersGlobal

As part of Global Partnerships Week, the Alliance for Peacebuilding and PartnersGlobal are hosting a roundtable discussion on Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals—promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies.

This event will bring together individuals from a variety of sectors to discuss collaboration on programs and initiatives related to peacebuilding and justice, followed by an hour of cocktails and networking.

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Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

PEPFAR Mapathon

  • 2130 H Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20052 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Department of State

Co-hosted by Missing Maps & GWU

This mapathon will support a PEPFAR initiative to improve the availability of mapping data in areas affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and which are served by PEPFAR programs. Understanding where communities are located, their access to essential services, and how they are connected by roads helps PEPFAR to ensure HIV/AIDS programs are in the right locations. Data that emerge from these efforts will improve PEPFAR's understanding of its program coverage, the optimization of supply chain logistics, and the analysis of clinical site-level data.

Learn more about this event here.

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Celebrating Global Philanthropy
Mar
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Celebrating Global Philanthropy

Hosted by the Hudson Institute

Join philanthropy and international development leaders to hear the latest results of the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances, examining philanthropic trends and how they affect people, communities, and countries around the world. This event will also mark the enrichment of both the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances and the Index of Philanthropic Freedom as they are transferred from Hudson Institute to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

The Hudson Institute's earliest works led to the creation of USAID's Global Development Alliance and the U.S. Government's focus on partnerships with Diaspora.

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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Roundtable to Discuss The MasterCard Foundation's 10-Year Strategy
Mar
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Roundtable to Discuss The MasterCard Foundation's 10-Year Strategy

Roundtable to Discuss The MasterCard Foundation's 10-Year Strategy

Hosted by The MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation will be hosting an informal roundtable to gather private sector insights to inform The MasterCard Foundation's 10 year strategy to address youth employment in Africa.

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Implementing the SDGs: Seizing the Opportunity
Mar
7
10:00am10:00am

Implementing the SDGs: Seizing the Opportunity

Implementing the SDGs: Seizing the Opportunity

Hosted by eRevalue

This webinar will explore the role of business in relation to the SDGs. Are the SDGs attainable? And if so, which obstacles do business need to overcome to seize the opportunity? Our expert panel will give their perspective on this topical issue and take questions from the audience.

A full list of speakers is available here.

To learn more about this webinar or to register, please click here.

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Delivering Inclusive Business for Sustainable Food Supply
Mar
7
8:30am 8:30am

Delivering Inclusive Business for Sustainable Food Supply

Hosted by Concordia

Co-hosted by Technoserve

Held during Global Partnerships Week and as part of the Concordia Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply, the forum will bring together leaders and decision-makers from top companies, foundations and public-sector agencies for an open and frank dialogue about building business models and partnerships that can sustainably grow the global food supply and empower smallholder farmers.

The forum will begin with a closed-door session providing senior-level corporate representatives, including those from sustainability, procurement, corporate affairs and business development functions, an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges in implementing inclusive business models. Representatives from Coca-Cola, Kellogg Company, Syngenta and AB InBev will also share results from a new series of case studies highlighting practical approaches to addressing challenges in inclusive agricultural business models, designed through a partnership with TechnoServe supported by the Ford Foundation.

Representatives from donor organizations will then join company participants for a second session focused on strengthening the foundation for public-private partnerships in support of sustainable food supply. The Ford Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, IDH, and others will share their vision, strategic objectives and future partnership priorities, and engage with company representatives and other attendees on steps forward for greater cooperation. Following the panel discussion, a networking lunch will be held for all attendees.

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Partnerships in Humanitarian Action: Safeguarding Women's Rights in Crisis & Conflict
Mar
7
8:00am 8:00am

Partnerships in Humanitarian Action: Safeguarding Women's Rights in Crisis & Conflict

Hosted by BNY Mellon, YWCA, and Concordia

In honor of International Women’s Day (IWD) and Global Partnerships Week (GPW), BNY Mellon, the YWCA, and Concordia will host a panel discussion advocating for the social, economic, and political empowerment of women globally.

In situations of crisis and conflict, women and girls often face critical and disproportionate challenges to their safety and wellbeing. Stemming from the Syrian refugee crisis, the unique needs of women and girls must be addressed by leaders from countries of origin and host countries alike. This session will aim to identify opportunities for collaboration between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to protect and empower women and girls in crisis situations and conflict zones both at home and abroad. Topics will touch on several of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, with an acute focus on economic empowerment, protection from gender-based violence, and maternal health and reproductive rights. In addition to recent policy stances on emergency response efforts and international development programs for women and girls, participants will also explore the current administration’s promotion of entrepreneurship and the potential shifts in parental leave policy.

This event is part of the YWCA Salon Series Breakfast Panels.

To register, please click here.

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#Goal17
Mar
6
9:00am 9:00am

#Goal17

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#GOAL17 Twitter Challenge

Hosted by U.S. Department of State & PVBLIC Foundation, IMPACT 2030

Five tweets. Five days. A week of innovation, impact and partnerships. The #Goal17 Twitter Challenge is meant to inspire and inform the public on how public-private partnerships (#P3s) are crucial to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Corporate, Government and Civil Society Leaders will compete for the top tweet of the day regarding their work on public-private partnerships and the SDGs. The contest will run March 6-10, 2017 through Global Partnerships Week. The challenge will take place on Twitter and will be amplified through #GPW2017 promotional sites. Winner gets bragging rights!

Registration: http://www.state.gov/s/partnerships Twitter Handle: @GPatState

Follow along to hear what the private sector is doing to help achieve the Global Goals. #Goal17 is open to everyone! Tell us what you are doing in partnerships for the goals. For more info, contact: thompsonjf2@state.gov or 1 (202) 647-7954

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