Dept. of State, UVA Darden School, and Concordia announce…

The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Concordia today announced the finalists for the 2015 P3 Impact Award, which recognizes model public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world.

Addressing a variety of pressing global issues, the finalists for the 2015 award include:

Madagascar: Implementing Improved Water and Sanitation Services — a partnership between The Coca-Cola Company, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, and local utility companies to provide safe water and sanitation to poor communities in Madagascar.

Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship and VilCap Investments: Catalyzing Investment to Democratize Global Development — a partnership between USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab, Village Capital, and impact investors to build an investment vehicle to unlock private capital for seedstage impact investments.

Partners in Food Solutions — a partnership between USAID, TechnoServe, and Partners in Food Solutions (a nonprofit with private sector membership) to match the expertise of leading global food companies with food processors in East Africa to improve local nutrition and food security.

The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy Collaboration — a collaboration to better recognize, value and incorporate nature into business decisions, strategies and goals.

TV White Space — a partnership between the Government of the Philippines, USAID, and Microsoft to use an innovative technology to extend Internet access to remote coastal communities to support government efforts to register fisherfolk and sustainably manage the nation’s fisheries.

The winner of the P3 Impact Award will be announced at the Concordia Summit on October 2, 2015, in New York City. The award winner and finalists will be highlighted on the main plenary stage as well as in a special edition of Darden Ideas to Action, which will be released during the summit.

Featuring leading practices and actionable insights from the winner and finalists, this special “Ideas to Action” report is used to develop teaching cases and other materials to share and advance best practices with public-private partnerships across the globe. The award winner will also receive a full scholarship to attend a weeklong Darden Executive Education course.

For further information, please contact:
the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) at or visit
For media inquiries, please contact Natalie Alm at

Follow @GPatState, @IBiS_Darden, @ConcordiaSummit, and #P3Impact on Twitter for updates

Photo credit: Shealah Craighead

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