In celebration of 2014 Global Partnerships Week, which began on March 24, the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Special Representative for Global Partnerships Thomas Debass will participate in a Google+ Hangout Friday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Debass and members of the private sector will discuss the critical role P3s play in promoting diplomacy and development around the world. Participants will also discuss the activities and events that took place throughout Global Partnerships Week.
The Department of State’s Global Partnership Initiative works to foster collaboration among the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society. Launched in 2009, the initiative aims to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world through partnerships that leverage partners’ creativity, innovation, and core business resources for greater impact.
Global Partnerships Week recognizes public-private partnership practitioners who strive to tackle major global challenges through market- and mission-driven partnerships. Held every March, the week inspires public and private organizations everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as shared value collaborators, according to organizers.
The Department of State will broadcast the Hangout live on its Google+ page.