Resilience

Guatemalan School Kitchens Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdown

By Chloe Pan For the first time in nearly four years, school meals are once again being prepared in Guatemalan school kitchens following their total …

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How to Develop Climate & Disaster Risk Finance Strategies: Reflections from the COP28

By Patricia Inga Falcón & Noah Steinberg-Di Stefano At the end of last year, more than 80,000 world leaders and climate justice advocates gathered in …

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Brainstorming Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Diverse Programming

By Paula Rudnicka, Sr. Manager for Public Affairs & Chioma Okafor, Sr. Technical Advisor for Local Capacity Strengthening Last month InterAction held its annual Forum, …

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Tackling Sewage Issues in Northern Gaza for Healthier Homes and Neighborhoods

By Nour Zaqqout For years, Rami*, his four children, eight married brothers and other extended family have lived in a building plagued by chronic sewage …

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Improving Urban Resilience through Insurance Innovations in Colombia

By Lizzie Hickman On July 4, 2023, the Earth saw its hottest day since at least 1979, highlighting the increasing impact of climate change and …

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Improving the Livelihoods & Living Conditions of Gaza Youth through WASH Projects

Global Communities recently began implementing 10 construction projects that will directly impact the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs of 3,497 households in the Gaza …

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Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water in Honduras

By José Alberto Vasquez Padilla Despite possessing a large amount of water resources, many communities in Honduras suffer from a shortage of safe drinking water, …

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First School Meals Served up in Madagascar

By Chloe Pan On February 6, 2023, Global Communities and its consortium of partners in Madagascar served the first school meals supported by Mianatra (“Learn” …

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Supporting Families through Winter in Gaza   

By Ziad Bakri and Lizzie Hickman In Gaza, winter brings near freezing temperatures and torrential rain, leaving families that cannot afford to winterize their homes …

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Global Communities Tanzania Partners with USDA to Boost Literacy Rates through School Feeding Program

Earlier this month, Global Communities Tanzania launched Pamoja Tuwalishe (Together, Let’s Feed Them), the next phase of its U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded McGovern-Dole International …

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Sowing Futures and Lots of Hope in Argentina

By: Sergio Scheffer and Natalia Lopez-Thismon Translated by: Samuel Lau In the peripheral neighborhoods of cities in Argentina, it is not uncommon to find large …

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Insuring Resilience against Climate Change in Colombia  

As climate change continues to create global challenges, Global Communities is working to create innovative, community-focused solutions to help mitigate the impacts. The city of …

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Confronting Climate Change with Bold, Community-Based Actions

By Tanner Roark Climate change is here. It can be seen in every corner of the world, from heatwaves in India and winter storms in …

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Increasing the Climate Resilience and Productivity of Emerging Farmers in Zambia

In Zambia, agriculture is a key employment sector and one that is essential to local food security. However, emerging farmers are facing many challenges, including …

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Al-Mahfad Water Supply Enhancement Project

Solar-Powered Pumping System Brings Clean Water to Community in Yemen

Yemen’s ongoing conflict had pushed the community of Al-Mahfad to undertake extreme measures to deal with water shortage. Residents were given access to water only …

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Reflections on Programming Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact communities beyond what many thought would be a few weeks of quarantine. As we recognize the second anniversary …

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Strengthening School Feeding Systems in Tanzania

For the past 10 years, PCI, a Global Communities Partner, has implemented integrated school feeding programs that help deliver essential nutrition, education, health and development …

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Empowering Access to Water with Solar Power in Yemen

A solution was shining down on the community of Jayshan Abyan, Jayshan — As a general rule, you can survive without water for about three …

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