The Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by a Pact-led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide and WI-HER. These core partners are being supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals. Learn more here.
Engaging Local Actors to Promote Peaceful Coexistence among Farmers and Herders in Taraba State
Over the past several years, Nigeria has witnessed an escalation in violent conflicts in multiple states between nomadic livestock herders and indigenous farmers. These conflicts are triggered when farmers and livestock herders clash over the use of land and have cost thousands of people their lives, as well as caused many people to flee their homes. In 2019, the Engaging Local Actors to Promote Peaceful Coexistence project, which seeks to find resolution for these conflicts, began in four Local Government Authorities in Nigeria’s Taraba State. Pact and our main local partner, Interfaith Mediation Centre, are working with area tribes to facilitate community conflict resolution through self-driven and locally-owned dialogue and consensus-building, improve access to justice for aggrieved parties in target communities, and strengthen local government and institutional capacity to effectively promote peace in their communities.
Pact Ventures structured a strategic partnership with a medical diagnostics company operating in marginalized communities in urban and peri-urban areas. Through this partnership, Pact aims to improve access to health screening and diagnostics services that are crucial for broader health outcomes in the marginalized communities we serve.