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Building Participatory Democracy from the Bottom Up in Rural Bangladesh


In May 2013, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh launched a two-year project, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund, to build the capacity of both the elected local government bodies known as Union Parishads and grassroots civil society to work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Mexico Programs Honored with Premio Compartir Award

THP-Mexico Receives Prestigious Premio Compartir Award

We are proud to announce that The Hunger Project-México has been awarded the 25th annual Premio Compartir (Share Prize) in the Category of Community Development Institutions. Awards are given based on the social impact the programs have achieved, highlighting sustainability as a key factor in alleviating social challenges.

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Measuring Empowerment: The Columbia SIPA Team’s Experience in Mexico and Benin

Columbia SIPA Team in Mexico. How do we measure empowerment?

In March 2013, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of six split into two and embarked on field visits to two country offices: Mexico and Benin. In addition to seeking a better understanding of The Hunger Project's (THP's) mission and activities on the ground, the Team went to test a new communications tool with M&E officers in the field. Read their review of the experience.

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Join our World Hunger Day Twitter Chat!

Join THP's World Hunger Day Twitter Chat at #Fast4Hunger - 12:30 EDT, May 28, 2013

May 28 is World Hunger Day and there are SO many ways to get involved: Join our Twitter chat at 12:30 EDT, download our exclusive single One World, One Song, donate your Facebook cover photo and so much more! Read on to find out how you can celebrate World Hunger Day with The Hunger Project!

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THP-Ghana Grows as New Epicenter Opens and Old Epicenter Expands

Ghana update to the Global Board

THP-Ghana welcomed the opening of the new epicenter Fesi Bame with an inauguration ceremony featuring Kpando Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Francis Ganyaglo, and former  Country Director of THP-Ghana, Dr. Naana Agyemang-Mensah, among other important guests. More good news for Ghana continued with the completion of the Dogo Nursery School in Toku Epicenter and the next level of construction being reached in a three-classroom project also being undertaken in the Dogo community.

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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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