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 Board of Trustees Announce Carrie Hessler-Radelet as Incoming President & CEO

March 21, 2022                                                        Current CEO David A. Weiss to retire after more than a dozen years of leadership; VP of Humanitarian Assistance Pia Wanek promoted to lead integrated programs portfolio Silver Spring, MD – Following a meeting of Global Communities’ Board of Trustees, Chair Richard F. Celeste announced on behalf of the board that the…

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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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Global Communities Welcomes First Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

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Deborah Harris to lead organization-wide effort to advance equity Silver Spring, MD – Global Communities, an organization working at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion, announced the selection of Deborah Harris as its first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. Harris brings more than 20 years of experience acquired while serving in…

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Global Communities to Support School Meals in Madagascar

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USDA awards $25 million for inaugural McGovern-Dole school feeding project Silver Spring, Md. – On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture selected Global Communities to lead a consortium of partners in implementing the first McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) project in Madagascar. The new project, known as Mianatra (“Learn” in Malagasy),…

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Global Communities, PCI Complete Merger

Unified organization brings deeper expertise, broader reach to urgent development challenges Silver Spring, Md. – On September 1, 2021, a significant merger in the international development sector was completed between Silver Spring, Md.-based Global Communities and San Diego, Ca.-based Project Concern International (PCI). In April 2020, Global Communities and PCI announced their merger based on shared missions and complementary…

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Global Communities Responds to Recent Earthquake in Haiti

On August 14, 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti’s southern departments of Nippes, Grande Anse and Sud, which have a combined population of 11.4 million.(1) Just two days later, on August 16, Tropical Depression Grace made landfall in the same area, with strong winds and heavy rains causing flooding and landslides. Nearly 1.2 million people…

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Virtual Signing Ceremony Announcing AUIS & Bell Finance Seminar for Private Sector Development

SILVER SPRING, MD. (June 28, 2021) – Global Communities CEO David Weiss was proud to participate in a virtual signing ceremony launching a new partnership between Global Communities subsidiary Bell Finance and the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. The partnership will deliver an innovative new Private Sector Development Finance Seminar to business students as they…

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Global Communities Race Equity Statement

Executive Summary Global Communities respects the dignity and humanity of all people, unequivocally condemns racism and racial injustice everywhere and in all its forms and stands strongly against all racist violence and discrimination. Our organization’s mission, vision and values center on building a more just and equitable world, which requires an active effort to confront…

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ISF Grant Agreement announcement: Enhancing Colombian Cities’ Resilience through Insurance for Climate Risks and Natural Disasters

Enhancing Colombian Cities’ Resilience through Insurance for Climate Risks and Natural Disasters Launch of a public-private partnership project on disaster risk management and insurance in Medellin as potential blue-print for other Colombian and Latin American cities to increase climate disaster resilience of the vulnerable populations Frankfurt am Main, Medellín, 10. May 2021 About half of…

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Global Communities, Gold Fields Ghana Foundation Partner on WASH Project in Western Region

Global Communities Ghana has signed a five-year partnership with the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation to help meet the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs of selected communities from two mining towns in the Western Region. As part of the partnership, Global Communities will plan and implement WASH infrastructure projects in underserved communities that have struggled…

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USAID, Corteva, Global Communities, John Deere Collaboration Leverages K777 Million Investment to Catalyze Agriculture in Zambia

Press Release from the US Embassy in Zambia LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Ten thousand emerging farmers across Zambia will receive support to increase their productivity, incomes, and sustainable farming practices under a new project spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Corteva Agriscience, Global Communities, and John Deere. The Zambia Emerging Farmers Partnership…

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