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VillageReach Leaders DIG In

How a global non-profit revamped its communications to reflect its core values

By Andie Long
Director of Communications & Marketing
Global Washington

A year and a half ago, Jodi-Ann Burey, a health systems manager for VillageReach, sent an uncomfortable email. The organization had just appointed a new president, and his third day on the job, Burey figured the time was ripe to shake things up.

“Hey, I just wanted to talk with you about the lack of racial and cultural diversity in our headquarters,” Burey says she wrote to him. Wondering for a moment if she had just torpedoed her career, Burey was relieved to receive an email response right back, saying, “Let’s talk about it.”  Read More

Event Recap: Food Security in a Changing Climate

Farmers cultivating rice in Myanmar.

By Jared Klassen

With this week’s headline-grabbing report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is clear that the consequences of a world just 1.5ºC warmer than pre-industrial levels could have a drastic impact on global food security.

After decades of progress made towards reducing global hunger, last year saw hunger levels increase for the third year in a row. Why is this happening? September’s release of the 2018 State of Food Security in the World confirmed that this upward trend was due to two key factors: conflict and climate change.

On October 9, Global Washington hosted a dialogue with a panel of experts and practitioners who are leading efforts around the world to improve food security and address climate change.

The panel included Chris Jochnick, CEO, Landesa; Chris Shore, Chief Development Officer, Economic Empowerment, World Vision USA; and Juan Echanove, Senior Director for Food and Nutrition Security, CARE. The dialogue was moderated by Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO, Panorama. Read More

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