Cassandra Cravens

country director

Owen Phillips

senior program officer

In Ethiopia, forest communities' voices heard loud and clear

September 15, 2017
In 2010, during the USAID-funded Cultural Dialogue Initiative project, Pact’s Ethiopia team supported eight kebeles, or villages, to establish participatory forestry management frameworks, including...

In Ethiopia, seeing the forest for the trees

March 22, 2017
A tool for effective forest management helps the African nation's Godere Forest.

Photo story: When water means peace

February 15, 2017
For the people of Qufdiqa, a water pan is cementing peace gains.

‘I have seen the light’: With Pact’s help, a Ugandan fighter puts down his weapons

November 8, 2016
Now a member of the Kaabong Peace Ambassadors, a Pact support group for reformed warriors, Peter Acia is remaking a life of peace and productivity.

Rebuilding a life in Ethiopia – one piece of furniture at a time

September 27, 2016
Restarting his business with Pact's support empowered Nigussie Demozie to care for his children the way he'd always wanted.

From barely surviving to thriving: A story of two Ethiopian families

September 21, 2016
Kelemie Getnet and Zewudnesh Nuri are both mothers of three school-aged children. Though they are separated by hundreds of miles, each faced the same challenge: how to give their kids a proper...

Photo story: Women in small-scale mining in Ethiopia

July 19, 2016
Women make up a big portion of the world's small-scale miners. Pact is making their lives better.

Yekokeb Berhan: Permagardening for nutrition

October 29, 2015
HIV and AIDS have left millions of children in Ethiopia orphaned or vulnerable. High-yield gardening is one way Pact is ensuring these these children and their caregivers have the proper nutrition...
Ngisti, an Ethiopian miner

With new skills, a young mother in Ethiopia hopes for a brighter future

April 28, 2015
Nigisti Niguse dreams of a day when she’ll be able to earn a living closer to home and her daughter, rather than at a mountain-top gold mine. With Pact’s help, her options for supporting her family...
Hiking to Ethiopia gold mine

Difficult places

November 6, 2014
Pact works in some of the most difficult places in the world. I’ve heard that statement many times since joining Pact six months ago. This week, I experienced it firsthand. Amidst the Senine...