Global Partnerships Week 2017

March 6-12, 2017

Join 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, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab for GPW 2017. During one week each March, GPW inspires public and private organizations everywhere through self-organized local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as shared value collaborators. U.S. Department of State in collaboration with Concordia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and PeaceTech Lab will kick off Global Partnerships Week (GPW) by convening the third annual gathering of partnership builders from governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, and corporations.


Partnership Practitioners Forum

March 6, 2017

Hosted at the United States Institute of Peace

This year's forum will bring 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 will focus on the role of partnerships in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. 

Sessions will include: 

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 features self-organized events around the world, from large-scale conferences and panels to intimate networking gatherings or webinars. These serve to illuminate existing collaborations, as well as potential partnership opportunities.