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July 25, 2022

Artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining and the importance of formalization: An explainer with Pact’s Mickaël Daudin

A key component in electric car and other rechargeable batteries, the mineral cobalt has recently taken center stage as a commodity critical to the global energy transition. Like other minerals used in everything from computers and cell phones to airplanes and medical devices, the production of cobalt is complicated. A significant portion of the...

July 14, 2022

Through apprenticeships, DRC youth develop new trades and leave the dangers of mining behind

For many young people, working at a mine is a sure way to earn money in mineral-rich DRC. But it is also dangerous to their health and development, not to mention illegal. Considered one of the worst forms of child labor by the International Labor Organization, child labor in mining exposes kids to dangerous conditions, physical injury, mental...

July 12, 2022

In Eswatini, here’s how we’re reaching more than 6,000 children with HIV treatment

Eswatini has a population of slightly more than a million people yet has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. That's why it is even more impressive that Eswatini was one of only two countries to achieve the ambitious 95-95-95 fast track targets in 2020 and is swiftly approaching sustained control of the epidemic.

June 2, 2022

To build peace in the Horn of Africa, Pact focuses on climate change

As it is across much of the world, climate change is significantly affecting weather patterns across the Horn of Africa, resulting in more unpredictable rainfall and more extreme weather events, including droughts, flooding and invasions of weather-dependent insects like locusts. These events raise the region’s vulnerability to serious food...

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May 18, 2022

Amid war and hardship, I’ve seen so much resilience: Pact’s Ukraine country director reflects

I was asleep when the phone rang around 5 a.m. on Feb. 24. “It’s started,” I heard my son’s voice say. I knew immediately what he meant. The United States and the UK had been warning for months that Russia was planning a war in Ukraine much bigger than the one that had been simmering on our eastern border for eight years. Still, I went numb.

May 17, 2022

Savings, loans and empowerment: Lessons from 20 years of WORTH

Pact’s longstanding livelihoods model, WORTH, is a critical tool for building financial access and incomes around the world. Since its inception in Nepal in 1998, WORTH has reached 1.14 million individuals, primarily women and girls, through 48,342 groups across 16 countries. To recognize and learn from this milestone, we recently conducted a...

April 20, 2022

To empower clients in improving their own health services, Pact turns to community-led monitoring

Last year, Pact’s health programming reached nearly 2 million people. From Africa to Asia, we supported communities as they accessed better maternal and child health care, improved and expanded the reach of local HIV services, and much more.

April 12, 2022

Establishing Sierra Leone’s first formal gold mining association for responsible trade

Sierra Leone’s burgeoning artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector provides critical livelihoods for women and young men in a place where viable income-generating options are few. But the ASGM sector here is also largely informal and associated with a range of serious social and environmental challenges, including mercury use.

March 8, 2022

How Pact is supporting women’s efforts to tackle climate change

We – that is, human beings -- are changing the climate faster than we can adapt to it, according to IPCC’s latest report published last week. However, there is still hope and, more importantly, time to act. On International Women’s Day and every day, Pact works to help all people thrive and be resilient, regardless of gender.  

March 7, 2022

'The moment to act is now’: Pact’s Hanta Rabefarihy reflects on a career protecting Madagascar’s natural resources

In Madagascar, the fourth most vulnerable country to climate change, Hanta Rabefarihy is working “to leave a legacy of hope for the future” as she approaches her retirement. “As a woman, I feel that the precariousness of life hurts, thinking about the children and future generations. But my past experiences have shown that positive changes are...

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