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We’re touching lives in communities around the world. Read our stories to find out how.

October 2018

Emerging Afghan Leader to Attend Major Youth Summit in the Netherlands

Twenty-three-year-old Mohammad Mustafa Raheal is part of a new generation of Afghan leaders who have come of age during the post-Taliban period in Afghanistan. Like …

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October 2018

Banning the Phrase ‘Empowering Others’

I banned the use of empower at Counterpart. I took a red pen and deleted any sentences in proposals that read that we empower citizens …

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August 2018

The Mandela Legacy: YALI and The New Generation of Remarkable Youth Leaders

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) launched in 2014 as a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State, and the U.S. African …

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August 2018

Forging New Partnerships in Tbilisi: Working Together Toward Open Government

Recently, at an event in D.C. focused on Democracy in the Western Hemisphere, USAID Administrator Mark Green told stories from his travels around the world …

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