Global Partnerships Week 2016

GPW logoFrom March 7-13, 2016, U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with Concordia, USAID, and Peace Tech Lab, will organize its annual Global Partnerships Week (GPW) celebration, under the theme “Leveraging Innovation in Partnerships” in recognition of the critical role public-private partnerships play in promoting diplomacy and development worldwide.

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.

Kickoff Event—Partnership Practitioners Conference:
The U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) will launch GPW by convening the second annual gathering of partnership builders from all sectors for a one-day conference at the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 7. This event 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.

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

How to Get Involved:
1. Organize an event: S/GP invites organizations and individuals to participate in GPW 2016 by hosting or supporting events that high-light the impact of cross-sector collaboration.
2. Attend an event: Find a partnerships-focused event in your area—from a networking reception to or a panel, or an online event like a webinar or Google hangout.
3. Amplify GPW through your networks: Help us spread the word through your networks and social media with #GPW2016.

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