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Creating Collective Spaces of Empowerment & Amplifying Youth Voices for Peace

Chichicastenango, Guatemala – Vibrant cultural roots and ancestral knowledge of its indigenous K’iche’ population run deep in this picturesque, mountain town in Quiché, where it sits among a patchwork of small farmlands in the Western Highlands. Learn More...

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Training for new, accelerated basic education curriculum sparks thought-provoking discussions and new skills in Somalia

The USAID Bar ama Baro wraps up an intensive, nine-day training for a cadre of teacher trainers working in Somalia’s accelerated basic education program. Learn More...

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Development is making strides in promoting LGBTIQ+ programming & leadership, but there is room for growth

Juan Manuel Sanchez, a Chief of Party for Creative Associates International in Central America and member of the LGBTIQ+ community, has led programming with LGBTIQ+ youth in the region. In celebration of Pride Month 2022, we asked Sanchez to share his personal experiences and thoughts on how the development industry is responding to LGBTIQ+ issues around the globe. Learn More...

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Guatemala and USAID’s Peacebuilding Project sign MOU to reduce sexual violence, exploitation and human trafficking

Guatemala City – The Guatemalan Government and Creative Associates International, through the USAID’s Peacebuilding Project, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help reduce gender-based violence, and advise authorities on the detection and prevention of such crimes in the country’s Western Highlands, where incidents of sexual violence increased by 40 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More...

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USAID’s Jordan Technical Assistance Program officially launches

Amman, Jordan – The Jordan Technical Assistance Program, a five-year education project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, officially kicked off with a launch ceremony that had been delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More...

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Ukrainian refugees determined to return home, study finds

As Russia’s invading forces began intense bombardments on Ukrainian cities 100 days ago, nearly 7 million Ukrainians fled their country seeking safety across the border into Poland and other European nations. As Russia’s invading forces began intense bombardments on Ukrainian cities 100 days ago, nearly 7 million Ukrainians fled their country seeking safety across the border into Poland and other European nations. Learn More...