Sustainable Development

Collaborating for Impact in Kenya’s Cooperative Sector

By Tindi Sitati Collaborative partnerships are the driving force behind the Cooperative Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Research (CLEAR) program at Global Communities. These partnerships enhance …

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Recycling Cooperative in Brazil Gets a Boost from Young People’s Communication Skills

By Leticia Oliveira An estimated 800,000 trash recyclers collect 90% of Brazil’s recyclables every day. Many Brazilian cities lack formal recycling programs, so catadores (recyclers) …

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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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Young Innovators in Sri Lanka Use Technology to Bridge Cultural and Ethnic Divides  

By Jessica Ayala DreamSpace Academy, located in Sri Lanka’s Batticaloa District, and its co-founder, Kishoth Navaretnarajah, believe that the key to creating a future beyond …

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Providing Professional Development Opportunities to Graduate Engineers in the Gaza Strip 

By Ziad Bakri and Nour Zaqqout Seven graduate students are one step closer to building a better future for themselves and the world at large …

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USAID CLEAR Program in Kenya Launches a Series of Cooperative Management Education Videos

The Cooperative Leadership Engagement Advocacy and Research (CLEAR) program recently developed a series of training and educational videos to capture the curriculums and materials developed …

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Building the Resilience of Kenya’s Cooperative Sector through Capacity Building of Policymakers and Implementers

By Olga Oyier & Maureen Gitau, USAID/CLEAR Program Kenya’s devolved system of governance has provided the country with an opportunity to implement grassroots-led development programs …

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How Policy Innovations Can Strengthen Cooperative Businesses in Kenya

By Maureen Gitau, USAID/CLEAR Program Registration of cooperative businesses is a challenging issue for policymakers and stakeholders in the cooperative sector. Under Schedule Four of …

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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 …

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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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How Village Savings & Loans Groups Saved $7,000 in Only Four Months

By David Mbulula Garamba National Park lies in the Haut-Uélé province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), along the border with South Sudan. …

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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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Up to Youth Program Supports Sweet Entrepreneurship in Kosovo

By Lizzie Hickman Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager, to have the entire world of possibilities open for you to …

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Raising Awareness about Flood Risks in Vulnerable Areas of Gaza

By Ziad Bakri Ahmad*, a father of six children, lives with his family in Khuzaa village. Like many others living in the Gaza Strip, he …

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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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Expanding Outreach and Support for the LGBTQI+ Community in Sri Lanka

By Aditi Sharma Transgender people in Sri Lanka frequently face social rejection, lack protection and have little to no representation in political parties due to …

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Hygiene Promotion Team Protects Families from Diseases in Northwest Syria

By Adile Sahin Ali, 37, lives with six family members in Atmeh, which hosts more than 157,400 internally displaced people in northwest Syria. The camp …

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Supporting Mobile Legal Clinics in Sri Lanka to Increase Access to Justice

In Sri Lanka, some segments of the population — particularly those directly affected by the prolonged armed conflict — face challenges due to a lack …

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