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September 2016
The Power of Gastronomy to Transform Social Realities

Chefs Sumito Estévez, Michelangelo Cestari, and Brian MacNair are taking an innovative approach to addressing the economic and social development issues in Latin America. Speaking at the Annual Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) Conference, in Washington, DC, they told their story of changing Latin America by using one of its best kept secrets: food! […]

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September 2016
Democracy: Voices of the People Are at the Heart of Everything

Today, the United Nations and people around the world are celebrating the International Day of Democracy. Belma Ejupovic, Counterpart’s Vice President of Programs, has spent years working for open, fair, and inclusive democratic processes. Democracy is something that Belma knows professionally and feels strongly about personally, so we asked her to share her thoughts about […]

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September 2016
View From the Tip of My Toes

Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo gather with local officials to listen and discuss upcoming elections, which could shape their country’s future.

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September 2016
Hands Together

The Manos Juntas (“Hands Together”) farming group in Guatemala’s Western Highlands work side by side to overcome pests and disease – with big results.

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August 2016
The Tigers of Sudan: Ahmed Nimir & the Sudan Scout Association

Nimir means tiger in Arabic. A befitting last name for Ahmed, a young man from the heart of Khartoum who is determined, thoughtful and full of sharp insights. At only 25, he speaks of his country with the dedication of a man twice his age. Visiting DC as a 2016 YALI Presidential Fellow, we spoke […]

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August 2016
Building for the Future in Guatemala’s Western Highlands

This story is part of our series on Counterpart’s Food for Progress program in Guatemala. On a beautiful August day in the Western Highlands, we round the corner to see a field full of sheep, with one of Guatemala’s almost countless volcanoes in the distance. Children run around giving the sheep hugs and playing games […]

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August 2016
Coffee and Opportunity in the Land of the Trees

This story is part of our series on Counterpart’s Food for Progress program in Guatemala. Guatemala, the “Land of the Trees,” is famous for its vast rainforests, steep volcanoes, and ancient ruins. Just smaller than Pennsylvania, its largest industry is agriculture with nearly 50% of Guatemalans involved in various vegetable crops, coffee, sugar and bananas. With […]

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August 2016
Civil Society and Government Align for Transparency in Central America

“Over the last five years of socio-political life in Honduras, we have witnessed… successes and setbacks. The public outcry… to allow space for transparency and accountability…culminated to an unprecedented scale.” —Counterpart International COO, Derek Hodkey noted some months ago in Tegucigalpa. And the citizens of the region are working proactively to see this through. Dedicated […]

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August 2016
1.8 Billion Youth, Infinite Potential for the Future

 We live in a world with the largest global youth population ever – 1.8 billion – many of whom reside in developing countries. In fact, according the United Nations, in the world’s 48 least developed countries, children or adolescents make up a majority of the population. At such a unique time in history, we – […]

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August 2016
Indigenous Peoples Continue Driving Their Destinies

Celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today brings us back to the beginning of our work 50 years ago. Our founders, Betty Bryant Silverstein and Father Stan Hosie, saw first-hand that the world had forgotten the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific, despite the many sacrifices the island communities endured during World War II. So, they […]

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