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November 13, 2019

Why I give: Natasha Sakolsky

I believe charitable giving enables us to live our values. Spending money on things depresses me. Spending money on work that makes the world a better place brings me happiness. I am currently paying for two college tuitions (!) so money is tight. But as Rumi says, “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” So I...

November 13, 2019

Why I give: Melinda Eloise Bailey

I believe that caring for and about others is the cornerstone for living a good life. It is important to me that everyone has the chance to thrive. Even in my darkest and most financially challenging moments, I know there are people who could never imagine the sort of opportunities or resources available to me as an Australian citizen. By making...

October 2, 2019

With Pact’s support, Ethiopia Ministry of Peace launches new conflict early warning and rapid response system

Fueled by poverty and tension among the country’s ethnic groups, conflict has long beset Ethiopia. International and Ethiopian partners have worked with the government as Africa’s second most populous nation has made important progress. But until recently, a critical tool for peace was missing: a comprehensive system for quickly detecting and...

September 12, 2019

In Lao PDR, managing crucial groundwater resources is an international team effort

It’s a cloudy day in the late July rainy season in Savannakhet, a province in central Lao PDR that sits along the Mekong River and the Thai border. A group of men and women is gathered around a thick blue pipe. One end connects to a thinner pipe that leads to spigot. The other end extends deep underground, drawing water from an aquifer. It’s the...

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August 19, 2019

To foster peace in the Horn of Africa, Pact supports Turkana cultural festival

Pact's Selam Ekisil project supported the annual Tobong’u Lore cultural festival in Lodwar, Turkana, to help foster peace, prosperity and local development in the border region, which historically has been beset by conflict and insecurity.

August 19, 2019

Kits for kids: Keeping children in the classroom and out of mines in DRC

On a sunny day in April, 210 students and their parents stood in anticipation outside a school in Cité Musonoie, a mining town located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) copper-cobalt mining hub. The children attended a mix of 16 different schools in the area, about half were boys and half girls, some as young as 6 and some as old as 17,...

June 24, 2019

Saving lives in a low-resource setting: The big deal about the partograph

by Pact Nigeria Ask frontline healthcare workers across Gombe State about improvements in patient care, and nearly all of them, from doctors to nurses to midwives, will mention one thing – the partograph. Before, we weren’t using the partograph, they’ll say. Now, we all use it correctly, every time.

May 22, 2019

Civil society fast forward: Getting ahead of technological change, together

By Silvia Magnoni, Head of Civil Society Communities, World Economic Forum For anyone working in the civil society sector, there is no doubt that today’s challenges pose big questions for the future. New thinking, investment, networks and – above all – a novel vision for the sector and its role in contending with the realities of our post-digital...

May 22, 2019

Pact’s Transformation Lab: A Q&A with Svetlana Dimovski

As a global community, we agree we must do everything possible to end extreme poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But traditional overseas development assistance – while critically necessary – won’t get us there. In a strictly financial sense, the way we have done development in the past will fall short in funding the SDGs by an...

May 21, 2019

Partnering for impact: Cure Hydration’s Alex Sarkissian on hydration, health and giving back

Alex Sarkissian is a co-founder at Cure Hydration, a new wellness brand focused on a better, more efficient hydration method than traditional sports drinks or plain water. Cure Hydration has pledged to donate a percentage of annual sales to support Pact’s health programming in Africa, one of the first partnerships of this kind for Pact. Here, Alex...


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