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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...

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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. 

Mineral processing with wet pan mills in Chami, Mauritania. (Credit: Pact)
January 25, 2021

Pact, Magma Group and Aurum Monaco partner to make the business case for responsible artisanal gold in Mauritania

Global INGO and artisanal mining specialist Pact, geotechnical services provider Magma Group, and high-end precious metal refiner and producer Aurum Monaco are pleased to announce a new partnership that will demonstrate the business case for a responsible artisanal and small-scale gold...

January 12, 2021

International NGO Pact names Cristine Betters head of public sector business development

International NGO Pact has named Cristine Betters as the Vice President for Public Sector Business Development. As Vice President, Betters will lead the organization’s considerable global portfolio of work with the public sector, across the business development pipeline, and will join the...

An artisanal miner at work in DRC. (Credit: Pact)
December 16, 2020

Pact, AOC and Philips Monitors partner to improve responsible sourcing of minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

International nonprofit organization Pact, AOC International (Europe) B.V. and MMD-Monitors & Displays Nederland B.V. (Philips Monitors), leaders in the global monitor market, announce a new partnership to enhance formalization and governance of the artisanal and small-scale mining...

An artisanal miner in DRC.
November 23, 2020

Entreprise Générale du Cobalt enters into a trading agreement with Trafigura with the aim to transform the artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (“EGC”) has today announced the signing of a trading agreement with Trafigura Pte Ltd (“Trafigura”).

Karen Hayes selected 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2020
November 19, 2020

Pact’s Karen Hayes celebrated in 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining publication

Pact’s Karen Hayes, Vice President of Energy, Environment and Extractives, has recently been selected as one of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining by Women in Mining U.K. The biennial global publication celebrates the “above and beyond” contributions of women to the global mining...

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