As a public-private partnerships geek, I have been looking forward to Global Partnerships Week. Looking over the agenda and blogging leading up to the conference, I was really struck by the innovative PPP between Drexel University and the People's Emergency Center. As I commented on the GPW blog platform, this partnership encompasses many effective practices in government-citizen relations, diplomacy, development, and peacebuilding. It’s based on mutual interests with wide benefits, grounded in participatory, socioeconomically inclusive design, monitoring and evaluation (“listening” to the beneficiaries and stakeholders; ongoing user feedback process loop). It’s results-oriented, uses locally accessible technology, and supports environmental sustainability goals. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this and other PPPs at GPW 2017.