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Cody Ragonese

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Participants in the CEADZ Women's Leadership Program. (Credit: Pact)

Driven by data, Pact builds civic engagement for stronger democracies

September 9, 2021
Across the world, the ability of citizens and communities to address urgent, wide-ranging social and economic challenges depends on their civic knowledge and willingness and power to take part in...
Participants in the CEADZ Women's Leadership Program. (Credit: Pact)

Pact-supported leadership program fosters women change-makers in Zimbabwean civil society

February 24, 2021
In 2019, the Pact-supported Civic Engagement for Accountability and Democracy in Zimbabwe project, or CEADZ, put out a call for applicants for a Women's Leadership Program. The program aimed to build...
The Kiev skyline in Ukraine, where Pact and its partners have worked for nearly a decade to build democracy and government accountability. (Photo: Brian Clark/Pact)

‘We’re Still Open:’ Balancing government transparency and accountability with effective crisis response

July 2, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought new meaning to the phrase "all politics is local." Though the virus does not discriminate, affecting 188 countries as of writing, its severity can depend on how...

Photo story: Safer prosperity

July 24, 2019
From Zimbabwe to Myanmar, Pact is partnering with small-scale gold miners to help them reduce their use of mercury to safely earn income they rely on.

Reducing mercury’s risks among women miners in Zimbabwe

March 28, 2019
Women in Zimbabwe are slowly joining the mining sector, as it is among the best paying jobs where options are few. Pact provides training and education to women miners in Midlands and Matabeleland...

Photo story: Emelda

March 31, 2017
Meet a Zimbabwean gold miner where she works.