Employment opportunities for youth in Honduras are few and far between, especially in the country’s high crime “hot spots.” Banyan Global is implementing the five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros (Employing the Future) project that targets at-risk youth in the country, providing job training and placement through a comprehensive and inclusive multi-pronged approach.
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Inequalities between women and men result in different levels of exposure and vulnerability to disease, different responses to ill-health, different health outcomes, and different consequences. In Uganda, where malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, Banyan Global is addressing the overlooked but obvious connections between malaria and gender, as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) in Uganda.
On the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project in Ghana, Banyan Global works to expand lending to the health sector.
Tackling Gender and Social Inclusion in Property Rights at the Sustainable Land Governance Conference in the Philippines
Gender equality and social inclusion issues in land administration and management took center stage during a panel discussion on Gender and Social Inclusion in Property Rights of the Conference on Sustainable Land Governance on February 8-9, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.
West Africa Trade Hub Signs Deal with Coris Bank, Paving the Way for $17 Million in Loans to Agro-Processors
In 2015, the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub launched an initiative to broaden its network of financial institutions, as most banks in West Africa are risk-adverse and, therefore, often are not often interested in small agribusinesses and start-ups.
On Sept. 27, 2016, the second YouthPower Annual Learning Network meeting occurred in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only gathering included a panel of Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative alumni and provided an opportunity to learn about major innovations from YouthPower indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity members that have broad applicability.