PYXERA Global to Lead Collaborative Workshops on Partnership and Post-Harvest Loss at Shared Value Leadership Summit
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Now is the time for action on complex global challenges. PYXERA Global will lead two workshops at the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit to advance partnership to solve complex global challenges this May 10. These workshops will hone in on two areas: how to effectively engage in partnership and post-harvest loss reduction.
Tri-Sector Partnership Workshop – Solving the Solvable
Deirdre White, CEO at PYXERA Global, and Matt Clark, Senior Global Engagement Manager at PYXERA Global, will lead the tri-sector partnership workshop.
“It takes courage to forge a true partnership. It takes compromise. It takes respect for one another’s goals, experiences, knowledge, processes, and approaches. If you are a donor institution or an NGO, this requires understanding that a private sector partner has a goal—even an obligation—to drive business value and to ultimately derive profit from this work. And that is a valid goal, and should be embraced as part of the partnership,” said Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global.
The world’s most pressing challenges cannot be solved by one government, company, or non-profit organization alone. PYXERA Global’s Tri-Sector Partnership Workshop offers participants the tools and context needed to develop viable cross-sector (public, private, social) collaboration. By exploring these building blocks and then taking participants through a real-time simulation, the goal of this workshop is to help people move from traditional funder/implementer relationships to true partnerships built around co-creation and mutual, meaningful benefit.
Post-Harvest Loss – Collaboration for a Sustainable Supply Chain
One-third all fruits and vegetables grown in emerging and frontier are lost between the time of harvest and market. Issues of processing, production, and distribution plague food supply chains in Asia, Africa, and throughout the world, leading to costly inefficiencies that make potential new markets untenable.
In order to generate solutions, actionable ideas, and collaboration, Soud Habbas, Chief Operating Officer, Katie Levey, Director of Media Relations and Kelsey Figone, Program Coordinator at PYXERA Global will lead a highly collaborative session at the Summit on solving post-harvest loss.
This highly participatory CollaborateUp style workshop will expand on the ideas and post-harvest loss track that took place at the Global Engagement Forum: Live, convened by PYXERA Global on April 4 and 5 in Washington, D.C. The Summit workshop will use a methodology from CollaborateUp that focuses on overcoming common barriers to scale solutions.
For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.
The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.
Contact: Katie Levey
Director of Media Relations, PYXERA Global