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THP-Burkina Hosts Africa Conference While Emphasizing Health, Nutrition, and Food Security in 2012

Burkina update to the Global Board

In 2012 THP-Burkina organized medical consultations in four epicenters, held a number of trainings on the use of new technologies in agriculture, and played host to the Africa Conference, which included participants from all eight African Program Countries, as well as participants from the Global Office and THP-Netherlands office. The conference marked the launch of several strategic changes for the department, including the identification of priority epicenters.

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THP-India Shines a Spotlight on Women

India update to the Global Board

In 2013 India focused heavily on women's leadership and gender-centered program activities. As part of their commitment to women, THP-India successfully completed a 16-day campaign on Violence Against Women  with 30 other organizations across the region. In addition, THP-India trained elected women representatives in a number of topics including advocacy and forming alliances.

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World Hunger Day 2013: One World, One Song

One World One Song

World Hunger Day (May 28) is about inspiring people around the world to join together in solidarity in support of all those working to end their own hunger and poverty and make the journey to self-reliance. This year, The Global Hunger Project family is celebrating World Hunger Day with the release of the single One World, One Song, following its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012.

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Measuring Success While Gaining Recognition for THP-Malawi

Malawi Country Report to the Global Board

THP-Malawi strengthened its monitoring and evaluation program with trainings in new methods of data collection: iForm builder software on iPod Touch devices. The epicenter also hosted a national launch of the "16 Days of Activism" campaign aimed at ending gender-based violence which brought different institutions and people together.

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THP-Mexico Prioritizes Self-sufficiency

During the last half of 2012, THP-Mexico had its first inter-regional meeting and worked with 21,380 grassroots partners across 22 communities of nine municipalities in three states: Oaxaca, Chiapas and Zacatecas. In Chiapas community partners received training from the National Institute for Cooperatives Development to begin to commercializa products in New York. In Zacatecas, THP Mexico help revised current plans for the poultry farm.

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THP-Bangladesh Ensures Stronger Governance, Partnerships and Goals for Community Development

Bangladesh report to the Global Board 2013

In the last half of 2012, THP-Bangladesh mapped out clear goals for community development, ensured good governance in 80 Union Parishads (local government bodies), reported stronger partnerships and celebrated National Girl Child Advocacy Day, the 4th National Convention of the Unleashed Women Network, and the 15th National Youth Conference.

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THP-Mozambique Celebrates New Maternity Ward and Moves Forward in Food Security


THP-Mozambique celebrated hard earned accomplishments with the inauguration of its Health Center in Chókwè Epicenter featuring the District Administrator government officials and local leaders and nearly 500 epicenter partners. Officials cut the ribbon of a new maternity ward during this event. Alongside the inauguration schedule, THP-Mozambique was able to make many new microfinance partners, introduce experimental fish farming projects and increased revenues.

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Student-Led International Talent Show Raises Funds for the End of Hunger

On March 23, 2013 The Novi High School 3rd Annual Int'l Talent Show raised funds and awareness for The Hunger Project!

On March 23, 2013, students from Novi High School in Michigan hosted the their 3rd Annual International Talent Show which raised awareness and funds for The Hunger Project programs around the world. The event featured internationally-themed performances ranging from traditional Indian dance to South Korean drumming and concluded with a student-organized International Food Court featuring cuisines from Brazil, Japan, India and more!

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Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

A women in her garden in Comilla, Bangladesh. Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

This year’s Earth Day theme is The Face of Climate Change. Conversations about the environment and climate change are often accompanied by images of inclement weather, melting ice caps and barren fields. But what we don’t see often are the faces of individuals for whom climate change is more than a talking point – it is a harsh, everyday reality that limits access to food, income and prosperity. Climate change diminishes crop quality and value, increases the food access disparity and perpetuates the larger cycle of malnutrition for millions of people. Meet these people and learn how they and their communities are working to care for themselves AND the environment.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

Women in Uganda sell avocados at local market. 10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013.

The United Nations World Food Programme recently released a report called “Africa: 10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013.” This article provides the latest outlook of hunger and how it plays into a larger developmental context of Africa and its progress towards food security. 

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