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News and announcements
February 11, 2016

Plummeting commodity prices increase risk of ‘conflict minerals’ in consumer electronic devices

A steep fall in worldwide mineral prices is jeopardizing the operational traceability system designed to both stem ‘conflict minerals’ and protect vulnerable artisanal miners in Africa’s Great Lakes region. At risk are rollbacks, suspensions and even closure of the iTSCi traceability and...

February 4, 2016

Pact Institute appoints new executive director

Pact is pleased to announce that it has appointed Natasha Sakolsky to the role of executive director of Pact Institute, a Pact subsidiary that serves poor and marginalized communities across the world. Sakolsky brings more than two decades of experience in international development and...

December 18, 2015

Pact creates new unit to connect with social enterprise investments

Last month, Pact’s Board of Directors approved a strategic investment in innovative funding mechanisms through the creation of a new business unit called Pact Ventures.

October 6, 2015

New impact investing forum launched for INGOs

Today, InsideNGO, Pact and Mercy Corps jointly announced the establishment of a new forum for international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) engaging in impact investing and social enterprise. This emerging space at the intersection of the private and nonprofit sectors allows for new...

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Rwandan miners
October 6, 2015

Event to explore world of promise for mining communities

Artisanal and small-scale mining may be one of the most difficult occupations, with its back-breaking work and often rudimentary tools. Despite the inherent challenges, more than 100 million people worldwide are estimated to rely on artisanal and small-scale mining for income. Pact works...

August 5, 2015

Pact mobilizes to provide critical assistance to Myanmar flood victims

International NGO’s unparalleled on-the-ground network already in many of hardest-hit areas Donate at https://myanmar.charity.org Pact, one of the longest serving international organizations in Myanmar, is mobilizing to provide immediate aid to victims of the recent devastating floods.

July 14, 2015

Report sheds new light on conflict-free mining in Africa's Great Lakes

Today, Pact released a report detailing the state of conflict-free minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The report provides an in-depth look at traceability and due diligence, as well as on-the-ground progress and challenges. Throughout Africa’s Great Lakes...

June 18, 2015

Development leaders to challenge current model of development

Leaders from top international development organizations will gather at 8 a.m. on June 23 in Washington, D.C., to address whether integrated programming creates a greater impact in communities around the globe.

Riek James Doar
June 1, 2015

Pact project manager named 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA | March 18, 2015 – Pact is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive officers. Christian Loucq joins Pact as chief strategy and global engagement officer, and Dorothy Scheffel will serve as chief global programs officer.

March 23, 2015

Pact brings solar energy to rural Myanmar communities

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is partnering with Pact to bring electricity in the form of solar power to approximately 3,500 people in villages in rural areas of Mandalay, Central Myanmar.  With an estimated population of 51 million, Myanmar is an emerging...

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Pact is a recognized global leader in international development, specializing in the areas of health, livelihoods and national resource management. Our uniquely integrated approach, always adapted to local needs, is transforming lives in each of the more than 25 countries where we work.
 
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