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NetHope Selects Grantees for 2017 Device Challenge

NetHope, a global consortium of over 50 of the world’s leading nonprofits, today announced the 17 winners of the NetHope 2017 Device Challenge, a collective impact subgrant program for nonprofits that can advance their respective missions through the use of phones, tablets, and other hardware.

The PIMCO Foundation Launches WomenForward

The PIMCO Foundation, PIMCO’s charitable arm, has launched WomenForward, a coalition that includes 12 nonprofit partners working to empower girls and women around the world through inspired investment, amplified voices, and collective action.

IInstitutionalizing Local Ownership for Sustainability

Within USAID and PEPFAR, the policies, indicators, and program objectives for country ownership and accountability continue to both evolve and become institutionalized. Initiatives like USAID’s Local Solutions and PEPFAR’s Sustainability Agenda are significantly changing program strategies and funding decisions


USAID and Partner Organizations Launch U.S. Global Development Lab to End Extreme Poverty

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah announced today the establishment of the U.S. Global Development Lab at an event in New York City. The launch event featured a keynote address by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a strong supporter of the use of science, innovation and partnerships to further U.S development goals.


Freida Pinto and Plan Celebrate International Day of the Girl

On Thursday, October 10th, Plan International USA will host an exclusive Because I am a Girl benefit dinner to celebrate the second annual International Day of the Girl. The gala dinner will be emceed by MSNBC’s Richard Lui and will feature special guest and award-winner Freida Pinto.


Freida Pinto Wins Prestigious Visionaries Award

Because I am a Girl global ambassador Freida Pinto graces the cover of Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2013 Visionaries issue, set to hit national newsstands on August 20th. Ms. Pinto is being recognized for her for partnership with Plan International in highlighting the importance of educating and empowering girls.

Plan International USA Acquires CEDPA

Plan International USA and the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) have entered into a formal asset acquisition agreement. In this innovative transaction, CEDPA will join talents and projects with Plan to strengthen existing programs and more effectively protect and promote the rights of women and children around the world.

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