Dec 09, 2020
From The New Humanitarian Money! Money! Money! So many of the day-to-day realities of the humanitarian sector are driven by money: who gets it, how it's distributed, and what it's intended for. So you can't rethink humanitarianism without also rethinking the money. In this fifth episode of the Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast, join hosts Heba Aly, director of The New Humanitarian, and Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, as they unpack how money flows through... Read more
Nov 18, 2020
By Eddy Perez, Global Communities Technical Director for WASH With billions of people lacking access to the safe, sustainable sanitation essential for public health and for eradicating extreme poverty, World Toilet Day is not a day for celebration, but rather a day to sound the call for action on the global sanitation crisis. Global Communities embraces sustainable sanitation as essential for public health and for lifting people out of poverty. We recognize the need for a fundamental shift in approach in WASH interventions if the world is to attain the... Read more
Oct 29, 2020
This press release was originally published on the Millennium Water Alliance website. Washington, DC, October 28, 2020 – The Millennium Water Alliance Board of Directors has approved the membership of Global Communities, a development and humanitarian assistance organization with operations in 26 countries in the Western  Hemisphere, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, as the newest member of the Alliance. “At a time of unprecedented global health challenges, Global Communities looks forward to working with the Millennium Water Alliance to advance safe hygiene and access to clean water for communities around the world,” said David A. Weiss, CEO of Global Communities. “We see opportunities to learn from MWA’s highly respected members, to... Read more
Oct 10, 2020
By Rebecca Wener, Global Communities Program Officer for Governance and Global Health
Read original article on October 10th marks the 28th annual World Mental Health Day, and this year’s theme is a call to scale up investment in mental health. Mental health disorders represent a critical yet under-emphasized component of the global public health burden. The World Health Organization has estimated that around 10.7% of the global... Read more
Jul 21, 2020
By Peter Woicke and Daniel Runde, opinion contributors to The Hill. Originally posted on The Hill. Peter Woike is the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for the Global Communities Board of Directors The International... Read more
Jul 10, 2020
A message from Global Communities President and CEO, David A. Weiss: This past year has seen increasingly complex challenges around the world, but the capacities and expertise of Global Communities mean we have a vital role to play in meeting exactly these challenges. Every day, our innovative, dedicated staff works side by side with vulnerable communities and underserved populations, strengthening resilience and bolstering recovery. Global Communities’ programs and projects promote social cohesion and community empowerment across a diverse range of sectors and geographies. Each challenge may be different, but we bring just the right combination of technical expertise and... Read more
Jul 06, 2020
With USAID’s Offices of Local Sustainability and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Thursday, July 16, 2020
9:00-10:00 AM EDT WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE WEBINAR HERE Member-owned enterprises - or cooperatives - are catalysts for women’s economic empowerment. Through ownership of these businesses, women globally earn higher wages, have better market access, and more easily obtain leadership positions. However,... Read more
Jul 01, 2020
By Kristin Wilcox Feldman, Chief of Party, USAID CLEAR Program Link to article on The impacts of Covid-19 are weighing heavily on so many of us right now. As reality sinks in it becomes evident that Covid-19’s weight has hit some of us more dramatically than others. As governments globally struggle to implement measures addressing preventative and acute health priorities they are also forced to recognize that the most vulnerable populations health-wise are also in overlapping categories of economic vulnerability. This has been particularly true for those working in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) which the World Bank... Read more
Jun 02, 2020
Dear friends, The murder of George Floyd, yet another unarmed Black man, and the events of this past week have left so many of us feeling a profound sense of outrage, distrust and grief. Every single day, the Black community endures profiling, violence and inequality due to systemic racism and injustice. As organizations dedicated to lifting the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, we stand with Black communities here at home as allies in the call for immediate and real change. The racial inequities in the United States are an affront to our values and the things we stand for at Global Communities and at PCI, a Global Communities Partner. We are heartened that millions of Americans from every state and every walk of life stand with us in this call. The two of us who sign this letter... Read more
Apr 06, 2020
Major international development organizations merge to expand reach of proven programs, scale solutions for transformational change alongside vulnerable communities around the world  Silver Spring, Md. and San Diego, Calif. – April 6, 2020 – International development and humanitarian assistance organizations Global Communities and Project Concern International (PCI) announce a merger in order to expand their work to improve lives and livelihoods in communities at home and around the world. At a time of unprecedented public health challenges, the merger of these two organizations will increase the impact of their proven programs and enable them to deliver sustainable change to tens of millions of people in over 35 countries.  Global Communities’ Board of Trustees and PCI’s... Read more
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