January 7, 2020

In 2018, the USAID-funded YouLead Project supported the creation of a Tourism Skills Committee (TSC). The TSC is a private-sector collaboration devoted to developing Sri Lanka’s tourism workforce to support the tourism industry and the country’s growth as a world class tourist destination. It has proven to be a proactive, professional advocate for the tourism industry, ready to respond to a range of challenges.


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May 30, 2019

Located in the rural city of Gouandiaka in the southern Sikasso region of Mali, Senê Yiriwaton is a cereal producers’ cooperative that was founded in 2016 to unite cereal producers in the area in order to join together to negotiate for strong prices. The cooperative is composed of 55 members, including 51 men and four women, and has a six-member board that meets once a month. Their mission is to produce and commercialize cereals such as corn,…

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May 16, 2019

After graduating from Sokoine University with her agribusiness degree, Fatuma Issa Mbaga was determined to put her new education to good use to open an agribusiness. When she first started her business less than a year ago with 70,000 Tanzanian Shillings, she sold one product—tea masala. Recognizing that she needed to diversify her small business, Fatuma sought outside resources to help her expand.

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May 1, 2019

Market-Oriented Dairy (MOD) Project Creates a Paradigm Shift, Teaching Dairy Farmers to Unlearn and Relearn
Mr. Rohitha Edirisinghe, a dairy farmer from Naththandiya who supplies a chilling center in Kurunegala district, received his first cow as a gift from his mother-in-law eighteen years ago. When he was introduced to MOD’s Productivity Director Dr. Sivayoganathan and Regional Technical Specialist Mr. Kapila Wickramasinghe, he had a…

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August 28, 2018

F2F MENA volunteers team up to support a mission-driven environmental organization
Green Hand Organization (GHO) in Lebanon is one of only ten United Nations accredited environmental organizations in the Arab world. GHO was founded with the mission of preserving Lebanon’s extraordinary biodiversity. With this mission, GHO is constantly expanding its portfolio and taking on new cultural preservation and youth engagement-focused initiatives….

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March 6, 2018

The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”

By Tom Miller, President and CEO

This Thursday, March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, it comes in the midst of what feels like a cultural tipping point. After a series of high-profile cases, the #MeToo movement has drawn attention to the heartbreaking prevalence of sexual harassment…

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