On January 29th the Coalitions for Impact launch gathering took place; an unprecedented gathering of public and private organisations, NGO’s, philanthropist funds, knowledge institutions and social impact financiers. In line with the Dutch Government’s policy note ‘Investing in Global Prospects’, this multitude of stakeholders gathered to explore possibilities of forming coalitions to strengthen societal and economic resilience in the focus countries Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. During interactive country sessions numerous intentions for diversified coalitions, addressing various themes and societal challenges were ushered. Great energy, inspiration and unexpected synergies marked this launch gathering. The stage is set for Coalitions for Impact!