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19Jan, 2017

Leaders from Government, Private and Public Sector Gather to Address Preservation of Mangroves

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic- On January 19, representatives from the Dominican National Council on Climate Change, the Dominican National Ministry of Environment and National Resources, the environmental NGO community and members of ECORED business alliance […]

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16Jan, 2017

First-of-its-kind Civil Society and Local Government Conference in Morocco

Civil society, local government, and representatives from parliament came together for the first time to discuss advocacy on public policies, and ways for these groups to work together in a more inclusive, impactful way.

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19Dec, 2016

Counterpart Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

Arlington, VA – Counterpart International recently elected two new experts to their Board of Directors: Steve Milovich and Roldan Trujillo. Both of the new Board Members brings with them decades of experience in global business, organizational […]

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14Dec, 2016

Framework for Cooperation Conference 2016

Over 400 civil society, media and government representatives from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan gathered in Kabul December 14-15 for the Framework for Cooperation Conference 2016. The two-day conference, facilitated by the U.S. Agency for […]

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Teresa Crawford

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Teresa leads the Social Sector Accelerator, a subsidiary of the Counterpart Network. The Accelerator takes Counterpart International’s proven capacity building approach even farther by acting as an incubator for social sector organizations worldwide.

“The impact of the social sector is often underestimated and as a result, organizations with enormous potential are under-supported. These groups are integral to achieving social good and by growing their capacity to meet new challenges, we can accelerate their ability to achieve their missions.”


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  • Speakers at the Effects of Corruption on Women's Participation in Government in Guatemala Forum with (background R to left) Dale Wegkamp, Counterpart's Representative in Guatemala & Thomas Delay, Director of USAID Guatemala

Leading Women in Guatemala Speak Out: Corruption Affects Us Differently

Corruption is often defined in economic terms. Stories usually focus on the financial fallout that communities face, or money stolen from public funds because of the decisions of unethical political and social actors. But, corruption […]

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  • A representative from COSCCET leads a voter education training

The Value of Voting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia team has been working with local organizations to support citizen engagement in the upcoming December 2017 elections. Our team has been using a […]

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International School Meals Day 2017

‘FOOD, CULTURE & HERITAGE – food that reflects you!’

Mouhamed Bodian is a 5th grade student at Ngnith Elementary School in Senegal. His favorite subject is science and when he is not studying, he […]

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Power Through Literacy: One Woman’s Journey to Transform Her Community in Morocco

I remember Khadija sitting across from me, waiting her turn to speak as the other members of Association Massarat share stories of their work. When she started, Khadija spoke softly, but her voice got stronger as […]

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