News and announcements

Riek James Doar
June 1, 2015

Pact project manager named 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA | March 18, 2015 – Pact is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive officers. Christian Loucq joins Pact as chief strategy and global engagement officer, and Dorothy Scheffel will serve as chief global programs officer.

March 23, 2015

Pact brings solar energy to rural Myanmar communities

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is partnering with Pact to bring electricity in the form of solar power to approximately 3,500 people in villages in rural areas of Mandalay, Central Myanmar.  With an estimated population of 51 million, Myanmar is an emerging...

February 5, 2015

Pact appoints Alik Hinckson new CFO

Alik Hinckson joins Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and management services. As the chief financial officer, Hinckson will provide strategic direction and operational oversight of Pact’s financial...

December 5, 2014

Mekong government, civil society support strong EIAs

Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in Bangkok, Thailand.

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October 21, 2014

Pact convenes stakeholders to discuss alternative development model

Pact and representatives from nongovernmental organizations, foundations and consulting firms gather in Washington, D.C. today to establish a framework for Locus, a landmark initiative dedicated to finding new solutions to old development challenges by focusing on local solutions and an...

October 16, 2014

Pact at the American Evaluation Association conference

This week Pact staff from around the world present on the breadth of our monitoring and evaluation work at the American Evaluation Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

October 14, 2014

Pact and Ooredoo partner to provide mobile clinic services

Ooredoo and Pact Myanmar have signed an agreement to provide vital mobile health clinic services in Central Myanmar. The services will include two mobile clinics which will support 143 villages, improving access to basic health and nutrition services for over 75,000 people.  

October 1, 2014

Graham Wood appointed Pact chief global program officer

Graham Wood, who first served Pact as country director of Sudan and later as vice president of Africa programs then worldwide program advancement, has been named the international NGO’s first chief global program officer. Pact president and CEO Mark Viso made the announcement today to...

September 22, 2014

Pact, partners unite at 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Today, Pact and its partners, Chevron and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundation, announced a $7 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to empower 66,800 women in six regions across Myanmar through financial inclusion, health and mobile technology support. The commitment...

August 14, 2014

InsideNGO recognizes Pact’s Leonard Williams, Mark Miebach

Two executives at Pact’s Washington, D.C., headquarters were lauded at InsideNGO’s annual conference recently for their work implementing Cost Accounting Standards throughout Pact’s worldwide offices, developing a grants-management community of practice and transforming a lackluster...


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