NEW YORK -- Government, business and nonprofit leaders gathered this week at the Concordia Summit to champion partnerships for social impact. At the conclusion of the two-day summit, The
Project Nurture launched in response to mango farmers with optimum growing conditions in East Africa facing production barriers and market challenges, as The
Overcoming farming challenges through the introduction of new agricultural techniques and strengthening the local and regional value chain drove demand for locally grown fruit. For
“Being chosen to receive this award is an incredible honor. On behalf of The
Commending a project manager who attended the event, Perez said, “Nobody deserves more credit and praise than Dickson Mbando, who is here with us all the way from Kenya and was on the ground doing this amazing work."
Dickson Mbando (left), Project Nurture program manager; Richard Rogers, senior program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer, The
Created by Concordia, the University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business in Society, and the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, the P3 Impact Award recognizes and honors best practices of public-private partnerships (P3s) that are improving communities and the world in the most impactful ways. P3 Impact Award finalists included Energize the Chain, MTV Shuga, SAPARM (Satellite Assisted Pastoral Resource Management), and Sustainable Living Beyond Borders—Transforming Lives Via Health and Wellness.