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Michele Laird and Roger-Mark De Souza
January 13, 2022

Pact welcomes new industry experts to senior leadership

Pact welcomes two new appointments to the senior management team who will help lead the organization’s global work to build evidence-based, data-driven solutions for human development.

December 9, 2021

Pact awarded new funding to expand conflict mitigation work in DRC

USAID recently awarded Pact $7.495 million in new funding to launch the next phase of the Tanganyika Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation (TCMR) project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The new award extends the current project for an additional three years, which will help...

A learning event that was part of RESPOND, a USAID/PEPFAR-funded HIV program that Pact implemented in Ukraine from 2012-17. Credit: Pact.
November 30, 2021

Pact and partners launch new USAID project to accelerate Ukraine’s HIV epidemic control

Pact has launched a new project to accelerate Ukraine’s efforts to achieve HIV epidemic control by 2030 through improved prevention, testing and linkages to care among key and priority populations. The Community Action for HIV Control activity is a five-year, $19.4 million project awarded...

October 15, 2021

Lowell and Pact announce partnership in Ecuador to develop artisanal mining project in Shuar communities

Lowell Mineral Exploration Ecuador S.A., a subsidiary of Solaris Resources Inc., is pleased to announce the Company's partnership with Pact, an international development organization with experience working with Indigenous peoples in the Amazon, to develop an artisanal mining project that...

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October 1, 2021

Statement on nomination of Dr. John Nkengasong

Pact congratulates Dr. John Nkengasong on his nomination as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally at the Department of State.

Radio call-in show in Somalia
September 15, 2021

USAID awards Pact, IREX and partners two major awards to strengthen civil society and media for inclusive, representative democratic societies

USAID has chosen Pact, along with IREX and our consortium partners, to lead two new regional programs, each titled Civil Society and Media – Strengthened Together and Advancing in New Directions (CSM-STAND), with a combined funding ceiling of $452 million.

June 25, 2021

New partnership offers better access to financial services for Cambodia’s women entrepreneurs

Pact is teaming up with Wing Bank and Boost Capital, two digital financial services companies, to provide affordable financial services and products to underserved young women entrepreneurs (YWE) and increase their access to finance. 

AfrIdea participants and US Embassy staff from Mali gather at Impact Hub Bamako for their first meet and greet in-person
June 18, 2021

U.S. Department of State, Pact host innovation contest for young entrepreneurs in West Africa

From June 18-20, the U.S. Department of State and Pact are co-hosting a 72-hour nonstop idea-a-thon for 120 young entrepreneurs in West Africa to grow their innovative solutions to challenges due to Covid-19. 

Deputy President William Ruto (left), Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem (center) and EU Acting Ambassador and Head of Cooperation for Kenya Hubert Perr.
May 19, 2021

EU awards Pact €3 million to expand peacebuilding in East Africa

Pact has secured the support of a European Union grant for €3,137,520 to expand peacebuilding activities in Ethiopia and Kenya. The project, SEEK II, will address drivers of conflict, insecurity and instability while strengthening the systems and institutions that can peacefully...

A miner in Zimbabwe who participates in Pact’s Zimbabwe Accountability and Artisanal Mining Program. (Credit: Maggie Dougherty/Pact)
May 4, 2021

Better working conditions can improve safety and productivity of artisanal and small-scale miners around the world

A new World Bank and Pact report finds that better working conditions can improve productivity, health, and safety for the over 44 million artisanal miners across 80 countries. 

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