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2014 Summit Preview: Highlighting Partnerships Against Human Trafficking

On September 29, as leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit space come together at the 2014 Concordia Summit, the global challenge of human trafficking will take center stage in a panel on Combatting Human Trafficking with Cross-Sector Solutions.Read More


P3 Impact Award Finalist: CocoaLink

Today, Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa. Created by The Hershey Company, World Cocoa Foundation, Ghana Cocoa Board, World Education, and Dream Oval, CocoaLink is a public-private partnership that uses mobile technology to improve the livelihoods of African farmers in the cocoa sector.Read More

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Concordia Conversations: Q&A with former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

We recently caught up for a Q&A with Concordia Leadership Council member President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, who will also be speaking at the 2014 Summit.Read More

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P3 Impact Award Finalist: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a model public-private partnership hosted by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.Read More

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P3 Impact Award Finalist: African Diaspora Marketplace

Launched in 2009 by the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for Transformational Partnerships and Africa Bureau, Western Union, and the Western Union Foundation, the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) aims to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting African diaspora entrepreneurs.Read More

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Haiti: Modernization Through Public-Private Partnership

Almost three years after it launched service, the success of Natcom is questionable. This case study examines Teleco's transition into Natcom and what impact the P3 has had on Haiti's telecommunication landscape.Read More

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Vietnam: A Portrait of Youth

In recent decades, Vietnam's economy has changed dramatically and rapidly. While this growth has largely had a positive impact, there are still obstacles to successful employment for youth.Read More

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June 2014 P3i update

On June 17th, P3i released its second country-specific study: “Reaching Across Sectors: Challenges and Opportunities for Youth Employment in Colombia.” The report examines the factors associated with youth unemployment, including the magnitude of the informal economy, biases against certain sectors and education institutions, and inconsistent access to quality education.Read More


Conversations for Innovation: Uniting to Counter Cyber Extremism

On May 22nd, Concordia and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) hosted a roundtable, Conversations for Innovation: Uniting to Counter Cyber Extremism, to discuss how to create counter-narratives to online extremism.Read More


Conversations for Innovation: The Private Sector and the ‘Next Education’

Under the theme, “Conversations for Innovations: The Private Sector and ‘Next Education’”, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Concordia brought together the brightest minds in the education sector at the IDB headquarters in Washington DC on June 5th.Read More


Colombia: Reaching Across Sectors

Youth unemployment is a well-documented global problem without a clear or easy solution. In Colombia the magnitude of the informal economy, market failures in education, barriers to entrepreneurship, and inefficiency in and stigma against certain sectors have amplified youth unemployment.Read More