Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin wrote a recent op-ed for Devex emphasizing the importance of locally led solutions for sustainable development.Read More
Four years after independence, education in South Sudan is facing continued challenges, but this local community is motivated in its efforts to revitalize their school.Read More
Plan is working to support Chegen II village’s efforts to improve community sanitation and hygiene access and practices. As part of this project, Plan is partnering with AfriPads, a local Ugandan company that has developed a reusable sanitary pad. The project prepares dealers to sell pads to the community by training them in financial management, product marketing, and other entrepreneurship skills.Read More
When the Ebola outbreak was declared 12 months ago, no one really knew what a change this epidemic would bring about to the lives of people not only in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but globally as people struggled to understand the disease, its transmission, the risks, the devastation, and the emotion.Read More
If you want to respond to and recover from a disaster and its impact on the mind, be prepared, play hard, and plan for the future.Read More
In many parts of the world such as Cambodia, hand washing and latrine use are not common behaviors due to cultural norms and lack of access to appropriate facilities. When first introduced, these behaviors are like flossing—they require conscious effort. However, if we can transform these actions into habits, they are far more likely to “stick.”Read More
The longer I work in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), the more clearly I see how it has changed.
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Plan colleagues from across the globe joined the Washington DC gathering of the 2015 Comparative and International Education Society Conference.Read More
A panel discussion at Plan International USA’s office in Washington DC on March 3 made it clear that localization has deep roots in USAID and will continue. This is good news for aid effectiveness and for the Agency itself, for Local Solutions is critical to USAID’s renewed influence in the wider development community.Read More
For a decade my colleagues and I have been working to help women around the world elevate their voices; to strengthen the skills and confidence they need to advocate for effective family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) policies in their countries.Read More
Life for many children around the world, especially girls, leaves a lot to be desired. You have probably already heard the obstacles. If they are registered for school, they are pulled out at an early age so they can help support their families by working in the field or caring for their siblings.Read More
For a variety of reasons, the births of 85 million African children have not been registered because the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems – the systems that governments use to register and record data on key life events like births, marriages, and deaths – are running on outdated, inefficient models.Read More