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Artisanal miners at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: Pact)

Communities affected by Covid-19 receive support from expanded Pact, Trafigura, Chemaf program in DRC

The lives and livelihoods of artisanal and small-scale miners were precarious even before the Covid-19 pandemic. About 42 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining, or ASM, which involves digging minerals from the earth by hand or with basic tools such as...

The Kiev skyline from afar. (Photo: Brian Clark/Pact)

Pact partner CHESNO restores beauty and pride in Kiev through civic action

While on a leisurely stroll down Independence Avenue in Washington, DC, during a visit to the United States, Kiev native Vita Dumanska took in the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital. Dumanska reveled in the grandeur of the architecture. The ornate and pristine white monuments and...

Mahazomana Evens (Photo: Pact)

For a dedicated student in Madagascar, a RISE scholarship sets a path to success

Mahazomana Evens grew up in a large, modest family in the village of Mitriaky, in Fort Dauphin, near the southern tip of Madagascar. His mother and father farmed and fished to support their eight children until both parents died unexpectedly. It seemed unlikely that staying in school...

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For a young man in Ethiopia, an invitation to build peace turns his life around

Bereket Woldemariam is a passionate 22-year-old from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. A formerly booming metropolis known across Ethiopia for its egalitarian values and diverse population of loving and hospitable people, Dire Dawa has experienced growing strife and violence in the past few years...

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Pact partner VoxUkraine fights Covid-19 disinformation, builds an informed citizenry

Drink a soda to prevent coronavirus. Wearing a face mask during hot summer days is prohibited. 5G mobile networks increase one’s likelihood of contracting Covid-19. These are just a few of the many mindboggling pieces of misinformation that pass through the desks of VoxUkraine’s office in...

In the Mandera Triangle, RASMI takes action to build police-community trust amid Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches on, governments are hard-pressed to return their countries to some sense of normalcy, even as the virus continues to spread. In Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, authorities are relaxing travel restrictions – a move that has been followed by a sharp rise in...

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In South Africa, Pact works to lower new HIV infections among adolescent girls

Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are disproportionally affected by HIV. Of all new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent are in girls between the ages of 15 and 19, according to UNAIDS.

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“We can find our way around any barriers”: The women driving change in Myanmar’s energy sector

by Lyndal Pearce If there was ever a mountain to climb, Myanmar’s energy transition represents the Hkakabo Razi of all challenges. With just 50% of the country able to access reliable power, mostly in urban areas, aggressive and ambitious solutions are needed at scale.

From peace champions to health champions: 'Boundary partners' in the Horn of Africa fight Covid-19

Since 2017, Pact's RASMI project has worked to build peace in the shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, known as the Mandera Triangle. The region has long experienced armed conflict, extremism and political instability. RASMI, which stands for Regional Approaches for...

Children take part in a ChommY launch event. (Photo: Pact)

Putting South Africa’s youth first with an innovative campaign to reduce HIV, risky behavior

Engaging effectively with youth is critical to reducing South Africa’s high HIV and teenage pregnancy rates. This is why, in partnership with Pact, the country’s government recently launched ChommY, a social and behavior change program designed specifically for children between the ages...

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