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ACDI/VOCA Uganda RWANU handwashing
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RWANU Empowers Northern Ugandan Villages to Build Latrines

In May, Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment declared three villages in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda open-defecation free. …

ACDI/VOCA MinPACT Participants Winnowing of Roasted Cacao Beans

MinPACT Workshop Trains Filipino Chocolate Makers

Raymond Major, a forty-year veteran of the chocolate confectionery industry, arrived in Davao City, in the Philippines, to find nearly …

acdi/voca 2017 photo contest

Voting Now Open in Annual ACDI/VOCA Photo Contest

  ACDI/VOCA’s Communications & Outreach (C&O) division is excited to announce voting has begun in its annual photo contest. C&O …

ACDI/VOCA Facilitating Behavior Change
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“Facilitating Behavior Change” Virtual Conference Delves into Social Behavior Change and Market Systems

Changing behaviors—especially multiple behaviors across market actors—can be challenging. Predictably, this means complex market systems are also difficult to transform. …

ACDI/VOCA Colombia PAR
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Private Sector Employees Volunteer to Restore Community with Colombia Program of Alliances for Reconciliation (PAR)

The Bahía Solano neighborhood of Quibdó, Colombia, the capital city of the Chocó department, is located just across the Atrato …

All Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovation Challenge

Out of hundreds of applicants, the EasyDry M500– a portable grain dryer developed through ACDI/VOCA and ASI’s AflaSTOP project– won …

Woman working with keyhole gardens in Uganda
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RWANU Supports Sustainable Water Management in Uganda

Promoting Sustainable Water Management for Improved Nutrition and Health in Uganda Traditionally, people living in southern Karamoja in arid northeastern …

Colombia's youth make movies
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Making Movies Helps Children Find Peace in Colombia

Children in Cartagena, Colombia, are using short videos to raise awareness of obstacles to peace in their neighborhoods. Through an …

ACDI/VOCA project participant Maria Isabel Benitez showing off her floating garden in Paraguay
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Floating Gardens Reduce Flooding Risks in Eastern Paraguay

In recent years, when the rainy season came to eastern Paraguay’s San Pedro region, Maria Isabel Benítez would watch helplessly …

ACDI/VOCA Gender Minimum Standards
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ACDI/VOCA Supports Launch of Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Today ACDI/VOCA will join 10 other international development and humanitarian organizations in launching a set of minimum standards for mainstreaming gender …