Indigenous peoples are often excluded from the assets and opportunities in their own communities that could improve their livelihoods. Our programs ensure that indigenous peoples are brought into the civic space as equals. As a result, they become powerful agents for creating solutions to address high rates of rates of poverty, malnutrition and unemployment. By building the innate problem-solving skills within these communities, we help indigenous leaders emerge to take up their rightful roles in developing solutions that are sustainable and just.

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2018 — 2021

Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE In Senegal, the agricultural sector employs approximately 70% of the working population, yet in 2017 its contribution to total GDP was just over 16%. …

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2018 — 2022

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE A large portion of Senegalese citizens rely on agriculture and pastoralism for their livelihood. Unfortunately, a persistent drought in 2017 severely impacted crop and …

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Innovation for Change

Challenge Innovation for Change (I4C) was established as a response to widespread and worsening trends affecting civil society, including increasing restrictions on civic space and …

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Mai Munisipiu in Timor-Leste

We build the capacity of local government and legal institutions to help them better respond to citizens’ needs.

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Congo Demokrasia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Counterpart is supporting and strengthening civil society organizations who are working to increase voter participation and peaceful civic engagement.

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Fisheries and Marine Conservation in the Dominican Republic

High unemployment and underemployment are serious challenges in the Dominican Republic.

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OUR IMPACT

Together with our local partners, we are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening climate resiliency, enhancing people’s livelihoods, and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively. In each project, we track our goals, monitor the progress, and evaluate impact.

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Who

Citizens around the world who are working to improve their lives.

 

What

Working alongside local partners to address challenges and opportunities.

 

Where

In more than 20 countries around the world.

 

How

By developing leaders, strengthening organizations and building networks.

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