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Meet Anthony Okoth, PATH Kenya Country Director

PATH’s new Kenya country director discusses his personal ties to HIV prevention and his plans for PATH in Kenya.

Since 1992, our Kenya program has supported and empowered millions of Kenyans, creating a healthier future for families, communities, and the country as a whole. Our longstanding partnerships are key to our success, and we are delighted to welcome dynamic new leader Anthony Okoth as PATH’s Kenya country director to move those partnerships forward. Read More

The Current Crisis in Nicaragua: If I Didn’t Know Any Better…

UPDATED October 17, 208

By Anna Pickett
Seattle International Foundation (SIF) Fellow; 2017 Fulbright Research Grantee to Nicaragua

Five Months of Resistance

Five months ago, I woke up in my apartment to the sounds of gunshots and teargas in the city of Managua, Nicaragua.

Thursday, April 19, after a night of intense repression of peaceful protests, pro-government groups and paramilitary forces associated with President Ortega killed three protesters, and as the days, weeks and months have continued, so has the bloodshed and chaos. Read More

Event Recap: The Future of Sustainable Sourcing

By Ulrike Hoessle

From the coffee you sip in the morning, to the soaps you use, to the clothes you wear, the core components of many of the products you use every day come from all over the world.

On June 21st, Global Washington hosted an event to discuss how non-profits and for-profits can work together to improve sustainability in corporate supply chains. The event moderator, James Bernard, from consulting firm Resonance, reminded the audience in his opening remarks how globally interconnected our daily lives are. Read More