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A miner in Democratic Republic of Congo carries materials.
August 30, 2017

Pact and Microsoft expand fight against child labor in Congo mining

On Wednesday, Pact and Microsoft Corp. announced an expanded partnership to address child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Microsoft has made a new, three-year financial commitment to support Pact’s work to address child labor in mining, and will build on the...

April 4, 2017

Pact e-magazine highlights progress for children affected by HIV

Today, Pact released the newest issue of All In, the global e-magazine on the integrated approach to international development. This latest edition explores the progress of integrated efforts to address children’s vulnerability because of HIV and AIDS in Africa. The publication highlights...

March 6, 2017

Pact names new chief financial officer

Pact has appointed Bruce Pankey as its chief financial officer. Pankey begins in his new role today. “Bruce brings impressive technical and leadership skills, and on top of that, he is an excellent match with Pact's culture and values," said Mark Viso, Pact's president and CEO. "As we...

February 8, 2017

Pact's Ahlin Yaung brings clean, reliable energy to 100,000+ in rural Myanmar

Since March 2015, with financial support from Chevron, Shell and ABB, Pact has worked to improve access to renewable energy for families in Myanmar’s Dry Zone region. In response to energy challenges facing low-income families, Pact developed its flagship renewable energy program, the...

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Landscape of a tin mine in Indonesia.
November 22, 2016

Pact to assess occupational health & safety conditions, training needs of artisanal miners in Indonesia

The IDH Tin Working Group has commissioned Pact, an international nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., to assess the occupational health and safety risks for unconventional (artisanal & small-scale) miners in Indonesia’s tin mines of Bangka Belitung province. The situational...

Miners, including children, washing minerals in DRC
October 28, 2016

Pact and Qualcomm expand collaboration to address child labor in mining in Africa

This week, Pact and Qualcomm Incorporated expand our collaboration to tackle critical issues facing mining communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The additional support from Qualcomm will bolster efforts to address child labor in mining, building on the existing Watoto Inje ya...

A Tanzania girl participates in a kids club as part of Pact's Pamoja Tuwalee project.
October 24, 2016

Pact, USAID partner to improve the lives of Tanzania’s vulnerable children

Pact recently received a new award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to transform the lives of vulnerable Tanzanian children and young people, particularly those affected by HIV. The US$64.9 million, five-year project, Caring for Children and Empowering Young...

September 27, 2016

With Pact’s support, Cambodian banks commit to developing sustainable financing principles

The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) has taken its first major step toward sustainable lending practices by committing to develop sustainable finance principles and integrate environmental and social safeguards and lending standards into banks’ business decisions. Adhering to these...

August 4, 2016

Pact wins Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Living Progress Challenge

Pact is proud to announce that it has won Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Living Progress Challenge. From more than 400 ideas and 130 proposals from around the world, 20 submissions were chosen to move on to the challenge’s design phase. Ten were then selected to compete for full...

July 18, 2016

Pact and Chevron launch integrated program to fight HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

Today, Pact and Chevron announced the launch of PROMOT II, a $1.5 million, two-year initiative to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The initiative, launching this week during the 21st International AIDS Conference, builds on a four-year...


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