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January 20, 2021

Women in Leadership Training Paves the Way for Milk Cooperative Success in Ethiopia

In November 2020, Banyan Global’s gender and youth team on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (VCA) organized a Women in Leadership training in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region for women engaged in cooperatives and other informal and formal associations who aspire to take on leadership positions. After the training, an important milk cooperative decided to reopen.

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.

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