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December 21, 2020

Banyan Global Report on Women's Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality in Trade Facilitation Highlighted at World Customs Organization Council Session

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality in Trade Facilitation: The Role of Customs and Border Services, a report developed by Banyan Global under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Women's Economic Empowerment and Equality Technical Assistance (WE3 TA) task order, was highlighted at the 137th session of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Council.

November 21, 2020

Banyan Global Wins Nigeria Health Workforce Management Activity

Banyan Global wins the Health Workforce Management (HWM) Activity awarded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Nigeria as a task order under the Integrated Health Systems indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

November 6, 2020

Innovation in the Time of COVID: How Remote Capacity Building Will Help Advance Equitable Health-Commodity Supply Chain Distribution in Madagascar's Social Marketing Sector

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) program's gender and social inclusion (GESI) team, led by Banyan Global, and social marketing distribution team collaborated to integrate GESI concepts into the existing capacity-building curriculum for health commodities distribution agents. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threat, the teams recognized that travel and in-person gatherings were limited, which prompted the development and implementation of an innovative remote-based training series.

September 28, 2020

IMPACT Program Celebrates World Contraception Day in Madagascar with Mass Communication Campaign

This World Contraception Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) program is supporting family planning and informed reproductive health choices alongside the Ministry of Health’s efforts to promote the dissemination of the new family planning law through a series of family planning-focused messages targeted to different audiences. The Banyan Global team, as the lead for IMPACT’s gender and social inclusion (GESI) work, was critical to the development of these messages.

September 22, 2020

Private Providers and Banks Meet the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in early March 2020, the Madagascar government imposed a nationwide lockdown, restricting travel and limiting business activity within the country. Despite these constraints, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) access to finance team continued to support private health facilities in providing essential healthcare services to their communities.

September 20, 2020

Maintaining the Private Sector’s Commitment to Providing Health Commodities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 infections in Madagascar in early 2020, the government imposed a nationwide lockdown restricting travel and limiting business activities within the country. Despite these constraints, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) Program team was committed to finding ways to support its private sector partners in continuing to provide vital health commodities to their communities during the crisis.

August 14, 2020

Banyan Global Supports USAID Missions to Carry Out COVID-specific Gender Analyses

In collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Banyan Global has developed a job aid tool under the USAID-funded Gender Integration and Technical Assistance (GITA) II task order to support USAID missions to carry out COVID-specific gender analyses of activities focused on COVID-19 risk mitigation and response. Banyan Global is also using the tool to carry out 17 COVID-specific gender analyses for USAID activities in Latin America and the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

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