P4G Launches Call for 2020 State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards Applications

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P4G Contact: Sangeetha Sarma, Head of Communications, sangeetha.sarma@p4gpartnerships.org

Washington DC, January 28, 2020—P4G, Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030, launched today its call for applications for the 2020 State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards. These awards are presented annually to public-private partnerships that have achieved measurable success based on innovation, impact and financial sustainability.

To be eligible for consideration, all partnerships must have at least one stakeholder from the government, private and civil society sectors. Partnerships must apply online at p4gpartnerships.org/content/state-art-partnership-awards by Friday, March 27.

P4G and a panel of expert judges will select a winner from each of the following five SDG areas:

  • SDG 2: Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production (Circular Economy)

This year, all five State-of-the-Art Partnership finalists will be invited to the P4G Seoul Summit from June 28 – 30, 2020 to present their business models and successes to some of the world's most influential leaders in green growth.

In 2019, The Women’s Livelihood Bond Series, a partnership focused on the intersection of women’s empowerment and zero hunger, was named the State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year. The award was announced at a P4G Awards Luncheon on the sidelines of the UN Climate Action Summit. The First Lady of the Republic of Colombia María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval presented the award.

“We were so honored to win the Partnership of the Year Award in 2019’s State-of-the-Art Partnership Award process. With the help of the P4G Award, we’re changing the narrative about underserved communities, and especially underserved women – by positioning them as solution-builders rather than victims. Having the legitimacy of this award also helped our investors recognize the strength of our product and understand that social and environmental good goes hand-in-hand with economic growth.” – Durreen Shahnaz, CEO and Founder of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX).The awards give partnerships visibility and access to an influential global audience of heads of state, CEOS, investors, civil society leaders and fellow partnerships, especially through P4G’s partner countries and partner organizations. All winning partnerships will be promoted on P4G’s digital media and shared with international news outlets.

“Our State-of-the-Art Partnerships represent the best of public-private partnerships and serve as role models for other partnerships looking to have a significant impact on SDGs. Through their adoption into P4G’s strong global network, they inspire existing P4G partnerships and also pose transformative and proven approaches that, through additional funding opportunities with P4G, can be amplified on the global scale,” said P4G Global Director, Ian de Cruz.

For more information about the 2020 State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards, please visit the P4G website.

About P4G

P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – is funding over 30 public-private partnerships with projects in developing countries. P4G is a collaborative partnership among 12 partner countries: Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Vietnam. P4G is funded by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands and hosted at World Resources Institute. Other partner organizations include C40 Cities, Global Green Growth Institute, International Finance Corporation, World Economic Forum and the United Nations Global Compact.