Strong partnerships are critical for meeting our world’s sustainability challenges. GETF develops effective shared value partnerships that address each stakeholder’s objectives, fully leverage available capacities and resources and ensure ongoing communication, learning and adaptation. GETF has an extensive history working with leading corporations, government agencies, foundations and civil society to develop long-lasting, results-oriented partnerships. GETF currently manages partnership investments valued at over $100 million that are creating positive change throughout the world.
Partnerships developed and managed by GETF include:
- The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation. WADA partners with companies, communities, and governments to address challenges and harness opportunities connected to water. WADA’s enterprise-driven approach brings together business capabilities of the Coca-Cola system with USAID’s premier development expertise to create solutions that help develop thriving communities, grow stable economies and strengthen resilient environments around the world. To date, through a combined total investment of more than $38 million in over 30 countries, WADA has provided improved safe drinking water access to over 580,000 people, improved sanitation access to over 284,000 people, and improved the management of over 1 million acres of land. WADA is one of USAID’s longest running and most successful Global Development Alliances (GDAs). In 2007, WADA was recognized by USAID’s Global Development Alliance office with the “Alliance of the Year” award to recognize outstanding public-private partnerships that address international development challenges.
In response to the severe water challenges faced by nearly 300 million Africans living without access to clean water, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) introduced the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) in 2009. Backed by a $65MM investment, RAIN is TCCF’s contribution to helping Africa achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals on clean water and sanitation access. By the end of 2020, RAIN aims to measurably improve the lives of at least six million people in Africa through water access sanitation and hygiene (WASH), productive use of water and watershed protection interventions.
- Project Last Mile (PLM) is a public-private partnership that applies Coca-Cola’s supply-chain management and marketing expertise to support African governments in reaching the “last mile” to deliver life-saving medicines and supplies to the hardest-to-reach communities. PLM’s cross-sector partners include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Global Fund, and the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute. To date, Project Last Mile has supported work in eight countries in Africa, with the program goal to improve health systems management and supply chain efficiencies in 10 African countries by 2020. GETF serves as the fiduciary and partnership manager for Project Last Mile.
- GROWS is a three-year $3 million cooperative agreement to improve rural water governance outcomes in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda and was awarded to GETF in October 2018 by USAID. GETF is working with partners The Ohio State University, U.S. Water Partnership and Global Partners for Development to identify and disseminate innovative governance models and tools that will help accelerate eliminating extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.