June 2011

Armenian Communities Come Together for New Development Initiative

Forty-three Armenian towns will work together with Counterpart International to train municipal employees, share information and collaborate to resolve some of their ongoing development problems.

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June 2011

New Programs in Honduras, Youth Training in Tajikistan Added to Civil Society Portfolio

Two separate programs – a five-year community safety initiative in Honduras and a youth training project in Tajikistan – have been awarded by USAID to Counterpart International’s Government Strengthening and Civil Society practice area.

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June 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Efforts Recognized in Northern Guatemala at Awards Ceremony

Ever looked at an empty plastic soda bottle as you’re throwing it away and wondered where they all end up? In Guatemala, they may become a sturdy wall in a new school.

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June 2011

Children with Disabilities in Niger to Receive Food Assistance

Impoverished children with disabilities in the capital of Niger will receive two meals a day as part of a new one-year program to reduce malnutrition and keep kids in school, the U.S. Ambassador to Niger and Counterpart International announced on June 2, 2011.

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April 2011

Visitors Enjoy a Breathtaking View of Equinox in Uaxactún, Guatemala

In the small Guatemalan village of Uaxactún, situated within an archaeological site dating back to 700BC, hundreds of visitors gathered to watch the vernal equinox this past March.

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March 2011

Chadian NGO Addresses Political Conflict through Nationally Televised Debate

In the midst of the 2011 election season in Chad, many Chadians remain uncertain about the impact of the elections on their future. Despite the …

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March 2011

Policy Forum Held to Discuss Potential Hotel Tax in Armenia

It’s a Wednesday morning in Yerevan, Armenia. Thirty people have gathered around a large circular table, papers spread about, coffee cups filled. They’re deep in conversation, discussing a potential hotel tax.

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February 2011

Looking Forward: 2011 Elections in Chad

By Maggie Farrand In February 2011, local and national elections took over the political scene in Chad. From February through June, the National Independent Electoral …

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February 2011

Local Pop Culture Encourages Youth Vote in Chad

By Maggie Farrand “Chadians let’s stand up Chadians we stand up And build our country Let’s go and build our country Let’s go and vote …

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February 2011

New Song: “In Peace” Motivates The Chadian Youth

In Chad, Counterpart International’s Promoting Elections, Accountability and Civic Engagement (PEACE) Project released “In Peace” – a song sung by local Chadian artists meant to …

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