Key Initiatives

Community Centers for Meeting Basic Needs


The Hunger Project's Epicenter Strategy

The Hunger Project’s (THP’s) Epicenter Strategy unites 5,000 to 15,000 people in a cluster of villages to create an “epicenter,” or a dynamic center where communities are mobilized for action to meet their basic needs. This holistic strategy takes them on a path to sustainable self-reliance through four distinct p

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Honoring Africa's Leadership


Click here for information on the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership

Overview: The Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger

In 1987, The Hunger Project launched the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable

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Microfinance Program in Africa



The Hunger Project's (THP's) Microfinance Program is a training, savings and credit program that addresses a critical missing link for the end of hunger in Africa: the economic empowerment of the most important but least supported food producers on the continent - Africa's women.

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Celebrating Girl Children in Bangladesh


National Girl Child Day

The future of Bangladesh resides in the future of its girls. As long as girls are treated as inferior and less valuable than boys, malnutrition will remain high and Bangladesh will suffer impaired economic growth.

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Fostering Government Accountability in Bangladesh


According to Transparency International's global corruption perceptions index, Bangladesh consistently ranks among the lowest in the world.

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Strengthening Elected Women Leaders in India


Five-Year Cycle of Empowering Women's Leadership

Effective bottom-up strategies for ending hunger and poverty combine three factors: mobilizing people at the grassroots level to build self-reliance, empowering women as key change agents and forging effective partnerships with local government. In India, these come together in our Panchayati Raj Campaign.

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Partnering with Media to Enhance Women's Leadership


The Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on Women and Panchayati Raj

The press plays a critical role in India. Throughout the twentieth century, India's media have participated in the Freedom Movement, generated response to famine and disaster, and strengthened Indian democracy.

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HIV/AIDS and Gender


Halting the Spread of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is devastating Africa's most productive generation, setting back decades of progress in ending hunger. AIDS is killing farmers, teachers and health workers. Food production and life expectancies are dropping. Infant mortality rates are rising.

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Prioritizing Maternal and Childhood Nutrition


An expert panel of Nobel laureate economists known as the Copenhagen Consensus met in May 2012 to set priorities for solving the world’s greatest challenges. After extensive research and consultation, they determined that the single best investment the world could make to advance health and prosperity would be to fight malnutrition in young children.

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