This blog was written by a team of students attending The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University — Jacob Brunell, Julia Fonteles, Will Putzier and Nicolette Salazar — who conducted research for their annual practicum with support from Pact.

All modern healthcare services require…

By: Becky Band Jain

Young women participating in a DREAMS activity in Zambia. (Credit: Pact)

For 50 years, Pact has been working to tackle poverty and marginalization around the world, and partners are critical to getting to this mission. We pride ourselves on ensuring that there’s a respectful, equal, mutually beneficial relationship with our partners. Whether it’s local organizations, INGOs, public…

Marianna Balampama and Valentina Socias

A woman uses fuel for cooking in a rural village of Tanzania’s Songwe region. (Credit: Pact)

Despite the government’s deliberate initiatives to reach more people, Tanzania lags behind in its grid electricity connection targets. Only 24.5% of rural households in Tanzania have access to electricity. To help realize a future where all people enjoy the benefits of modern energy, Pact develops…

Female instructors demonstrate the “No!” action from the No Means No girls curriculum. (Credit: ProHealth International)

This past year during the pandemic, we have seen an increase in the needs of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). Accessing services is harder when hospitals are overflowing and health centers don’t have supplies. Supply chains have been disrupted and there have been many shortages. While we have had…

Hosts of Toronto TV Roman Vintoniv and Yaroslava Kravchenko filming a new episode of the show. (Credit: Toronto TV)

The endless flow of news, updates and messages offered by traditional media outlets can overwhelm citizens. Political control, clickbait headlines, propaganda and fake news create a huge gap filled by questions and misunderstanding.

In Ukraine, Toronto TV is a lifesaving buoy that offers a unique take on civic education and…

Khadija Rashidi, an artisanal miner with the Tanzanian Women Miners Association.

When the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) approached Pact in 2016 about piloting a rough gemstone guide for miners, we knew immediately knew where to start — an association of women miners, the Tanzanian Women Miners Association, or TAWOMA.

Soon, all three organizations were in Tanga, a region of eastern…

An artisanal miner in Zimbabwe. (Credit: Pact)

By Demetrios Papathanasiou, Global Director for the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank and Kurt MacLeod, Senior Vice President, Programs, Pact

Originally posted on Thomson Reuters Foundation News

Each day an estimated 45 million artisanal and small-scale miners worldwide go to work in difficult and dangerous conditions. Working almost…

Hosts of Toronto TV Roman Vintoniv and Yaroslava Kravchenko filming a new episode of the show. (Credit: Toronto TV)

The endless flow of news, updates and messages offered by traditional media outlets can overwhelm citizens. Political control, clickbait headlines, propaganda and fake news create a huge gap filled by questions and misunderstanding.

In Ukraine, Toronto TV is a lifesaving buoy that offers a unique take on civic education and…

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