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News and announcements
Landscape of a tin mine in Indonesia.
November 22, 2016

Pact to assess occupational health & safety conditions, training needs of artisanal miners in Indonesia

The IDH Tin Working Group has commissioned Pact, an international nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., to assess the occupational health and safety risks for unconventional (artisanal & small-scale) miners in Indonesia’s tin mines of Bangka Belitung province. The situational...

Miners, including children, washing minerals in DRC
October 28, 2016

Pact and Qualcomm expand collaboration to address child labor in mining in Africa

This week, Pact and Qualcomm Incorporated expand our collaboration to tackle critical issues facing mining communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The additional support from Qualcomm will bolster efforts to address child labor in mining, building on the existing Watoto Inje ya...

A Tanzania girl participates in a kids club as part of Pact's Pamoja Tuwalee project.
October 24, 2016

Pact, USAID partner to improve the lives of Tanzania’s vulnerable children

Pact recently received a new award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to transform the lives of vulnerable Tanzanian children and young people, particularly those affected by HIV. The US$64.9 million, five-year project, Caring for Children and Empowering Young...

September 27, 2016

With Pact’s support, Cambodian banks commit to developing sustainable financing principles

The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) has taken its first major step toward sustainable lending practices by committing to develop sustainable finance principles and integrate environmental and social safeguards and lending standards into banks’ business decisions. Adhering to these...

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August 4, 2016

Pact wins Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Living Progress Challenge

Pact is proud to announce that it has won Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Living Progress Challenge. From more than 400 ideas and 130 proposals from around the world, 20 submissions were chosen to move on to the challenge’s design phase. Ten were then selected to compete for full...

July 18, 2016

Pact and Chevron launch integrated program to fight HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

Today, Pact and Chevron announced the launch of PROMOT II, a $1.5 million, two-year initiative to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The initiative, launching this week during the 21st International AIDS Conference, builds on a four-year...

July 12, 2016

New impact investing report highlights emerging trend in financing for development

This week, Pact and the INGO Impact Investing Network release a new report, Amplify Impact Investing: The INGO Value Proposition for Impact Investing, an in-depth study of the current impact investing landscape among international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in the international...

May 11, 2016

Pact report highlights progress against child labor in mining in Congo

Today, Pact released a report detailing the progress of efforts to address child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report provides an in-depth look at four years of on-the-ground programming in the country, including progress and challenges.

March 14, 2016

Pact's Yves Bawa nominated as leader against conflict minerals

Pact is pleased to announce that Yves Bawa has been nominated for this year’s Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders list. Bawa serves as Pact’s regional director in Africa’s Great Lakes region, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi, where he has played a...

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...

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