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 unique partnership between The Coca-Cola Company and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that addresses community water needs in developing countries around the world. In conjunction with local USAID Missions and Coca-Cola system partners, and with support from GETF, WADA contributes to protecting and improving the sustainability of watersheds, increasing access to water supply and sanitation services for the world’s poor and enhancing productive uses of water. With a combined investment of $28.1 million since 2005, WADA is having a positive impact on the lives of people and the health of ecosystems in 22 countries worldwide, 16 of which are in Africa.
- The Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) is the signature community initiative of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. Backed by a six-year, $30 million dollar commitment by The Coca-Cola Company, in partnership with other donors, RAIN’s goal is to provide over 2 million people in Africa with access to drinking water by 2015. GETF provides strategic and management support to RAIN.