US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, UVA Darden School and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2015 Public-Private Partnership Award

27 August 2015

The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, 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, Village Capital and impact investors to build an investment vehicle to unlock private capital for seed-stage impact investments.

Partners in Food Solutions — a partnership between the United States Agency for Development (USAID), TechnoServe, and Partners in Food Solutions — a nonprofit with private sector membership — to match the expertise of leading food companies with local enterprises in East Africa to expand the market for nutritious food.

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

TV White Space — a partnership between Microsoft, USAID and the government of the Philippines to provide Internet access to isolated populations to increase fisherfolk registration and better manage marine resources.

The winner of the P3 Impact Award will be announced at the Concordia Summit on 2 October 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 Actionwhich 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 the State Department website.

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