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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.

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.

August 11, 2020

Youth Leading Youth for Village-based Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities in Ethiopia

Eighteen-year-old Abraha Grimy has been a participant in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity’s (VCA) mentorship program in Enderta woreda, Felegselam kebele since December 2019. In his role as a mentor, Abraha provides advice to 10 youth mentees who live around his village.

June 29, 2020

Perseverance in the Time of COVID-19

Tefera Lemi is a beneficiary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (EVCA) and an agro-dealer/animal feed distributor in the Meraro Kebele, located in the Oromia Region. For Tefera, COVID-19 has meant fewer customers and sales due to movement restrictions and transport shortages.

June 22, 2020

Mentors in Ethiopia Empower Fellow Women Entrepreneurs

Banyan Global leads the implementation of a mentorship program for women and youth on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (VCA), linking established producers working in coffee, chickpea, maize, poultry, dairy, and livestock with women and youth who are interested and committed to pursuing similar businesses.

June 5, 2020

Empleando Futuros Launches Biosafety Courses to Help Honduran Workforce Respond to COVID-19

As part of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Honduras, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros (Employing Futures) project worked with the Honduran National Professional Training Institute (INFOP) and nine other government agencies to coordinate the development of a general manual on the basics of biosafety and a corresponding online certification course.

May 26, 2020

Malagasy Midwife Uses Skills from SHOPS Plus Training to Increase Impact

SHOPS Plus provides training in service quality and financial and business management to private providers in Madagascar, equipping them with the skills needed to achieve greater impact in their communities. In celebration of International Midwives Day, SHOPS Plus shines the spotlight on one midwife who used these trainings to further her business goals and dreams for the future.

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