Creative responds to COVID-19

 

April 9, 2020

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A staff member from the Northern Education Initiative Plus program demonstrates proper hand washing technique. Photo by Adebisi Adetunji.

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Creative’s dedicated staff around the world remains united to the mission of sustainable, locally focused development. 

Check back here for insights from our experts and updates on how we are responding to the pandemic from our headquarters in Washington, D.C., and our field offices around the globe.  

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In Northern Nigeria, a USAID/OTI program is using its relationships with state governments and communities to mobilize volunteers and raise awareness among thousands of people about COVID-19.

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The Tejiendo Paz program works with Guatemalan communities to build resilience to conflicts related to land use, intrafamilial violence and governance even in the midst of COVID-19.
 

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Creative’s Education Division is curating education resources, helpful tips and more for staff and stakeholders feeling the the impact of COVID-19.

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The Deputy Chief of Party for the Afghan Children Read project discuses Afghanistan’s unique vulnerabilities, rays of hope, fears for his home country and a way forward in partnership with the international community. 
 

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Kate Williams from the Creative Development Lab discusses where tech solutions are falling short and how they can be used to foster education during COVID-19.
 

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VP of Creative’s Education Division discusses where we are at in the pandemic now and her hopes and fears for education as we continue to navigate this crisis. 
 

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Gender expert Rebecca Sewall warns that COVID-19 could have an adverse effect on women’s path to equality. At the same time, she argues that it may present a unique opportunity to highlight the value of largely invisible labor.
 

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COVID-19 poses complications for democratic processes around the world. Elections expert Jeffrey Fischer synthesizes current strategies for countries looking to make voting as safe as possible. 

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