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Healing community trauma to promote peacebuilding in Northern Ghana

On April 13, 2022, unidentified gunmen attacked the Zakoli community, a Fulbe settlement near the town of Yendi in northern Ghana. The Fulbe are a largely pastoralist ethnic group that is spread across multiple West African countries. Learn More...


“The boundless potential of girls:” From domestic work to top of the class in Somalia

Farah was 12 years old before she stepped into a classroom as a student. Farah’s family had not been able to afford the fees to send her and her older brothers to school.   Learn More...


Creative awarded USAID inclusive education program in Uzbekistan

A new USAID-funded education program focusing on inclusive and equitable early grade education in Uzbekistan has been awarded to Creative Associates International, a social-impact organization implementing locally focused projects in nearly 30 countries.  Learn More...


Creative names new Vice President of Business Development

Velora Loughmiller has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development at Creative Associates International, a global development company recognized for implementing innovative and locally driven programs in nearly 30 countries, it was announced today. Learn More...


Q&A with the COP: How Tejiendo Paz is promoting lasting peace in Guatemala

Conflict, political crises, democratic backsliding and violent extremism are among the many complex challenges that are barriers to peace. Learn More...


Democracy Day 2023: Local solutions to the rising tide of authoritarianism

Burkina Faso is a challenging country for civil society and citizens who are promoters of democracy, its ideals and the institutions that support its growth. Learn More...