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Apr 20, 2012
On Earth Day, which takes place each year on April 22nd, we recognize the importance of clean air, clean water, and the importance of maintaining the integrity of the natural world around us. CHF is working in many of its programs to promote environmental sustainability and contribute to the body of knowledge in regards to “green construction” practices. By implementing programs that are sustainable and “green,” we are helping the communities in which we work improve their surroundings and their environment. West Bank and Gaza—Safeer Children’s Center In the West Bank, CHF’s green construction initiatives are creating a model for the future of environmentally sustainable buildings in the Middle East. The Safeer Children’s Center incorporated... Read more
May 29, 2018
Video: John Deere Foundation and Global Communities Partnership Global Communities has been partnering with the John Deere Foundation since 2012 to implement community development projects in the vicinity of Deere’s operations in India, Brazil and the US. Our programs create long-lasting, community-led change by organizing multiple stakeholders in development decisions affecting their lives and their neighborhoods. Across all three countries our programs have impacted over 20,000 people to date. In addition to the program impacts, the partnership between Global Communities and John Deere, which has co-created programs abroad and in the US, is unique and noteworthy. In this video, learn about some of the positive community changes that our partnership programs are making in John Deere home... Read more
Jan 06, 2018
Beginning in 2003, Global Communities partnered with India’s local governments, national ministries, corporations and hundreds of communities across the country to design and implement programs to reduce poverty and empower communities to sustain positive change. Global Communities’ programs help stakeholders create more-inclusive growth by not only improving infrastructure and access to basic services, but also livelihoods and overall empowerment. The outcomes of our programs include: new and improved housing, increased access to sanitation and water, better solid waste management, new vocational skills for livelihoods and employment, and improved access to financial services and social welfare programs. PAST PROGRAMS With support from the John Deere Foundation, Global... Read more
Aug 16, 2017
Global Cities Initiative Creating more livable, prosperous, resilient communities Cities are expected to add 2 billion people by 2030 in developing countries alone. Half of this growth will occur in informal settlements, mostly in Asia and Africa. Global Communities has worked across the globe with city governments and urban communities for decades helping them manage this urban growth. We have now consolidated our most innovative programming and tools under our Global Cities Initiative. Through the Global Cities Initiative we are creating more livable, prosperous and resilient urban communities across 100s of cities around the world. We do this by building the capacity of local government, promoting citizen participation... Read more
Jun 01, 2016
Global Communities in India: Empowering Communities to Sustain Positive Change Since 2003, Global Communities has been partnering with India’s local governments, national ministries, corporations and hundreds of communities across the country to design and implement programs that reduce poverty and empower communities to sustain positive change. Global Communities’ programs help stakeholders create more-inclusive growth by not only improving infrastructure and access to basic services, but also livelihoods and overall empowerment. The outcomes of our programs include: new and improved housing,increased access to sanitation and water, better solid waste management, new vocational skills for livelihoods and employment,... Read more
May 29, 2015
The Global Communities 2014 Annual Report This year our annual report illustrates our work in the following areas: - Assisting Communities in Crisis
- Building Resilient Communities
- Communities of Innovation
- Urban Communities
- Investing in Communities with the Private Sector
- Financial Inclusion and Education
- Communities and the Changing Climate Please read more to learn about Global Communities' programs and major accomplishments during 2014.
Dec 08, 2014
How Recycling Programs Fuel the Economy in Developing Countries (video) Global Communities' Brian English, Director of Program Innovation, discusses on TakePart Live how our Trash to Treasure program in India is creating legitimate jobs for marginalized workers through recycling. More than 400 tons of waste is recycled in the city of Bangalore by informal waste collectors each day. An estimated 20,000 people in Bangalore alone risk their health and safety to make their living digging through landfills, vacant... Read more
Dec 03, 2014
Recycling and Poverty in Cities of the Developing World E-waste recycling in Ghana. Throughout the developing world, collecting and sorting waste is a common income-generating activity for large numbers of urban poor, including women and children. This is a hazardous and dirty profession, which is only made worse when it is marginalized by the authorities and general public who associate them with disease, filth, and sometimes even as thieves. At the same time, recycling services provided by the informal sector are a vital service to neighborhoods and cities that are struggling to manage rising levels of waste.  In Bangalore, for example, informal workers recycle 600 tons of waste per day, almost 20% of the city’s daily waste. Global Communities is helping cities in the developing... Read more
Nov 18, 2014
Working with the Private Sector   Global Communities provides corporations with a range of services to help them meet their CSR goals worldwide. With more than 60 years of global experience, we partner with companies to enhance new market development and long-term profitability. Our private sector collaborations cement the corporate social license with projects that strengthen the local work force and help create a consumer base that is healthy, educated, has adequate housing and is economically stable.   Read more about our partnerships with the private sector here.
Nov 04, 2014
Global Communities' Approach to Workforce Development Global Communities’ workforce development approach is demand-driven, focusing on market-led employment opportunities and entrepreneurship. We work with the private sector to customize technical training programs, provide soft skills and entrepreneurship training, and place trained youth in internships and apprenticeships for on-the-job learning and skills development. Comprehensive workforce needs assessments ensure that interventions equip the unemployed with the skills needed to meet real workforce opportunities. Global Communities’ approach to workforce development is... Read more
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