Capacity development



partner organizations that improved their performance in 2016

Rwandan miners

Event to explore world of promise for mining communities

October 6, 2015
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...

New video to highlight Pact-Chevron partnership against HIV

August 7, 2015
In Nigeria, almost 150 babies contract HIV everyday. With testing and education for mothers, Pact and Chevron are working to change that - to achieve an HIV-free generation.  Soon, Pact will debut a...

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

July 14, 2015
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...

In South Sudan, building peace by strengthening local organizations

June 19, 2015
By growing the capacity of local organizations that are working for peace and stability, Pact is making a lasting difference in the world’s newest country.

For a 17-year-old runaway in Ukraine, assistance came just in time

June 15, 2015
After leaving home and dropping out of school, 17-year-old Nastya was on a bad path. For months, she’d been sleeping on Ukraine’s streets or staying with friends. She was frequenting a drug house,...

In Ukraine, a new life after prison

April 10, 2015
“I’d never thought about planning my future and never had support from anybody. After a few successful steps with Pact, I felt my life slowly improving.”

The capacity to make a difference in Tanzania

March 20, 2015
In the remote northwest corner of Tanzania, you feel like you can disappear. Bumpy roads with ruts that could swallow a man. Fields of banana trees that block out the sun. Roads that suddenly turn...

Mekong government, civil society support strong EIAs

December 5, 2014
Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in...

Hanging by a thread: Fighting child labor in Colombia

October 29, 2014
More than 5,000 children work in mining in Colombia. With our local partners, Pact is combating child labor in mining.

Power YouthAlly: Empowering Thailand’s youth for a better tomorrow

October 29, 2014
“I am motivated. After the project and the training, I was inspired to want to open my own business."