Interaction Member CEOs Send Public Letter to President Biden to Address Crisis in Gaza

InterAction and 50 member CEOs, including Global Communities’ President & CEO Carrie Hessler-Radelet, urged President Biden to take decisive and actionable steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Detailed within this letter are specific steps and commitments that can save numerous civilian lives and alleviate the suffering of Palestinians on the brink of famine.…

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Global Communities and Bank of Palestine Scale Up Support for Families in Gaza with Essential WASH Units 

Gaza Strip — In the spirit of sustained cooperation and a shared commitment to supporting those displaced by war in the Gaza Strip, Global Communities is reinforcing its partnership with the Bank of Palestine. This collaborative endeavor is set to launch the development of 20 essential Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) units, aimed at mitigating…

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Global Communities and Local Organizations Mobilize to Provide Emergency Meals in Gaza

Gaza Strip – Global Communities, in collaboration with Palestine Islamic Bank (PIB) and other partners, recently distributed meals to families displaced by the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The initiative reached over 2,800 families, amounting to assistance for more than 14,000 individuals. Each received at least two hot meals amid dropping winter temperatures.  In this collaborative…

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New USAID-funded Program to Strengthen Worker Cooperatives in Guatemala and Kenya

Silver Spring, MD – Global Communities announces a new award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement CLEAR+—the second phase of the Cooperative Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Research (CLEAR) program carried out since 2018. The five-year CLEAR+ program will strengthen the cooperative sectors in Guatemala and Kenya. CLEAR+ is designed to…

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Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel

#CeasefireNow: Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel to Prevent a Humanitarian Catastrophe and Further Loss of Innocent Lives We have witnessed unfathomable death and destruction in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Thousands of people have been killed, injured, displaced, and nearly two hundred remain held hostage, including children and elderly.…

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Study Led by Global Communities Generates Novel Evidence on Gender Equality in the Context of Nutrition and Parenting Programs  

Silver Spring, MD – Global Communities announces the publication of original research in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine on the impact of engaging fathers and bundling nutrition and parenting interventions on household gender equality and women’s empowerment in rural Tanzania.  The article titled “Effects of Engaging Fathers and Bundling Nutrition and Parenting Interventions…

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Public University and USAID Program to Strengthen Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Sri Lanka

Jaffna, Sri Lanka – On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Activity (SCORE) entered into a formal agreement with the University of Jaffna to increase counselor capacity and youth involvement in mental health and psychosocial support. The announcement was timed to coincide with World Mental Health Month,…

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Carrie Hessler-Radelet Steps into New Role as Global Communities’ President & CEO

Silver Spring, MD, Oct 03, 2022 — Carrie Hessler-Radelet stepped into a new role as President & CEO of the international nonprofit organization Global Communities. Hessler-Radelet has served as the organization’s President since April 2020, a position she assumed following a merger with Project Concern International (PCI). “I could not be prouder and more honored…

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Global Communities to Expand School Feeding Projects in Tanzania and Madagascar

USDA awards $30 million for sustainability activities and new programming Silver Spring, Md. – On September 21, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) selected Global Communities to expand its presence and programming through two new school feeding projects in Tanzania and Madagascar. The projects, which are funded by the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child…

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USAID and Equity Bank partner to unlock $5M in lending to artisanal and small-scale mining operators in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Equity BCDC have partnered to unlock financial services and products to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operators in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) via USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project. As one of the largest banks in the DRC, Equity BCDC…

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USAID and Equity Bank partner to unlock $5M in lending to artisanal and small-scale mining operators in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Equity BCDC have partnered to unlock financial services and products to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operators in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) via USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project.  As one of the largest banks in the DRC, Equity BCDC…

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USAID’S Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project Launches Refiners Community of Practice to Help Set Up Responsible Gold Supply Chain from Eastern DRC

A pre-competitive and collaborative group of refiners familiar with the challenges of sourcing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from the DRC came together in late 2020 under the umbrella of USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project’s Refiners Community of Practice (CoP), following in-depth market analysis into the reasons why they tend to refrain from…

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Global Communities Stands with Ukrainian Colleagues

Silver Spring, MD – Global Communities today issued a statement of support for Ukrainian colleagues and their families. CEO David Weiss said: “The entire Global Communities family stands with our Ukrainian colleagues and their families. The images from Ukraine are heartbreaking, but our colleagues are incredibly resilient. Their safety, and that of their families, is…

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Responsible Gold Innovation Facility Announces Five Inaugural Awards

Fund established by USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project, implemented by Global Communities in partnership with Levin Sources, to catalyze innovations advancing sustainable artisanal gold supply chain in Democratic Republic of the Congo To support activities and investments upstream in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) artisanal gold supply chain, USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean…

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