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August 18, 2021

Environmental justice and advocacy to save Madagascar’s largest dry forest

USAID Hay Tao, part of the larger Conservation and Communities Project, is creating an enabling and empowering environment for effective community-based management and protection of Madagascar’s biodiversity and natural resources.

Eliane’s dream is to have a workshop equipped with many sewing machines that will allow her to teach sewing to other children who have left the quarries in her community. (Credit: Pact)
August 12, 2021

Pact’s Vocational Education Programme

Since 2015, Pact has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo to eliminate and address child labour in Artisanal Small-scale Mining (ASM), which is one of the worst forms of child labour. We use a multisectoral approach in collaboration with communities, administrative authorities, companies and child miners themselves. In this approach, we have...

August 2, 2021

Electrifying rural healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

The link between healthcare and energy is garnering more attention due to both the Covid-19 pandemic and a continuing decline in distributed energy prices. Pact and a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University have conducted a year-long study of viable options for electrifying rural healthcare facilities to develop new frameworks for...

July 30, 2021

Turning the informal into the new normal: Social accountability in a federalizing Nepal

Over the last decade, Nepalis embarked on a historic transition that aims to alter the fundamental structures of government. As many remain hopeful for more responsive governance in the new federal system, questions remain on how longstanding social accountability mechanisms will evolve and adapt, including in response to the Covid-19 pandemic....

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July 27, 2021

Integrated solutions to energy access in Tanzania

Despite the government’s deliberate initiatives to reach more people, Tanzania lags behind in its grid electricity connection targets. Only 24.5% of rural households in Tanzania have access to electricity. To help realize a future where all people enjoy the benefits of modern energy, Pact develops solutions and implements projects to expand access...

June 25, 2021

Supporting small, women-led gemstone mining in Tanzania

When the Gemological Institute of America approached Pact in 2016 about piloting a rough gemstone guide for miners, we knew immediately knew where to start—an association of women miners, the Tanzanian Women Miners Association, or TAWOMA. 

June 24, 2021

Commemorating Pride month at Pact

June is Pride month, when LGBTIQ+ communities around the world celebrate the freedom to be their unique selves. The month is dedicated to raising LGBTIQ+ voices, honoring LGBTIQ+ culture and supporting LGBTIQ+ rights.  

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June 11, 2021

Global approaches to tackling one of the worst forms of child labor

Child labor is an insidious problem that robs children of their childhood. For children engaged in hazardous work, it endangers their physical and mental health and their safety. One of the worst forms of child labor - also a type of modern slavery - occurs in the mining...

May 24, 2021

Q&A: Celebrating Africa Day with Pact leaders across the continent

On May 25, 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded as the precursor to the African Union (AU). Each year, Africa Day commemorates the OAU’s founding and celebrates African unity and identity. Today, we celebrate Africa Day with an interview with four of our leaders in Africa....

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