Features

Aug 1, 2016

Leveraging Technology to End World Hunger

One of the world’s leading NGOs embraces innovation—along with its tradition of giving chickens, goats and cows—to transform the way it operates across the world.

Aug 1, 2016

Bringing Together Environmentalism and Human Rights Efforts

More than 25 years ago, founders of Global Links recognized the power of combining environmentalism and human rights efforts to combat the burden of medical equipment surplus and the growing need from resource-poor communities.

Aug 1, 2016

Enriching North Carolinians’ Understanding of Their New Neighbors

North Carolina is among the states with the highest growth rate of its Latino population, and changing demographics call for informed leadership.

Aug 1, 2016

Supporting Low-Tech Solutions to Global Problems

Finding a simple solution, testing it, and scaling it up, is the approach used by BRAC across health, education, financial empowerment, livelihood, and all other programs that the organization operates.

Aug 1, 2016

Using Regional Approaches to Solve Social Problems: Taking a Page from the Private Sector Playbook

For organizations whose missions require reaching vulnerable populations and with donors increasingly focused on value for money, the challenges of working in small countries can be daunting. Taking a page from the private sector playbook, DKT has developed a regional platform to address the challenges.

Aug 1, 2016

Determining Life Outcomes

The challenges to authority and the struggle for equality, freedom, peace continues throughout the world. By providing an integrated package of financial and social development services, women can begin the slow process of changing the oppression and poverty they face everyday.

Aug 1, 2016

Transforming the World’s Response to Conflict

There are approximately 1.5 billion people currently living in countries where violence is endemic and nearly 60 million have been forcibly displaced by war. Nonviolent Peaceforce enters some of the most conflicted regions in the world to provide protection to civilians using unarmed and nonviolent strategies.

Aug 1, 2016

Humanity Before Ethnicity: Broadening the Scope of Human Rights

The Anuak Justice Council began by changing the narrative around one small and struggling ethnic group. Through this work, they have broadened their reach to include many more in Ethiopia affected by the same lack of voice.

Aug 1, 2016

A Method of Connection: Research and Education for Refugees

The Jamiya Project aims to provide higher education for Syrian refugees, taught by Syrian academics and accredited by Western universities using a blended online and face-to-face delivery method that helps overcome the barriers facing Syrian students and reverses the challenges of higher education for Syrians.

Aug 1, 2016

Fostering Indigenous Knowledge: Utilizing the Community Within

Community work can be difficult, particularly when staff is unaware of the cultural needs and barriers a community may face. Mayan Families utilizes the connection between staff members and community to better serve those in Guatemala.