Meet InterAction's 2016 Outstanding Leadership Award Recipient: David Beckmann

Every year, InterAction presents the Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award to an individual whose career and vision has transcended his or her own organization by raising the influence and profile of the U.S. NGO sector as a whole. 

InterAction Announces Alicia Phillips Mandaville as New Vice President of Global Development Practice

WASHINGTON – On Monday, June 6, 2016, InterAction officially announced the selection of Alicia Phillips Mandaville as the new vice president of global development practice. A former chief strategy officer for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Mandaville was chosen to head InterAction's global development team after an extensive leadership search.

Call to Action: Drive Demand for Open Foreign Assistance Information

“If you build it, they will come.”

This Field of Dreams motto applies to our aid transparency efforts over the past five years. The international community, including the U.S. government, has made a significant effort and expended substantial resources to improve foreign assistance transparency; whether anyone is showing up to utilize the data remains an open question.

Mental Health, Psychosocial Support for Women in the Wake of Crisis

Natural disasters, armed conflict, and other humanitarian catastrophes affect millions of people around the world. They can result in emergency situations marked by extensive mortality and morbidity rates, mass displacement of people, malnutrition, disease, and the destruction of political, economic, and health care infrastructures. In 2015 alone, about 150 major natural disasters affected millions of people worldwide.

The 2016 G7 Summit: Successes Thus Far

As with most major international summits, real, change-affecting policy is written long before the heads of government arrive in the host nation. This year is proving to be no different.

U.S. Zika Funding: A Race Against the Rain

TJ McCloud, OneWorld Health's Central America Director, speaks to the emerging threat of the Zika virus, the need for action and the preventative steps being taken to combat the disease throughout Nicaragua.

Serving the Rohingya Community at Home and Abroad

Omar has spent almost 29 years of his life in search of a real home that he could call his own. As a Rohingya Muslim from western Myanmar, he had to leave his home country, where he was neither recognized as a citizen nor given basic civil rights. After three difficult, precarious decades in several countries he arrived in Chicago, where he was finally able to settle down in safety. Here, he joins the steadily growing number of fellow Rohingya refugees and hopes to enjoy, at last, the comforts of a safe and welcoming community.

The Clock Is Ticking in the Horn of Africa

The scorched husks of withered plants lie scattered across a sprawling plane of dried mud. The vast basin was once covered with a glimmering lake fed by the rushing currents of a local river; now a choking wind blows over the cracked earth.

Why Our Brilliant Ideas Don't Work

Recently, I have been privileged to attend a workshop on women empowerment in Washington, D.C.  Three speakers presented their organizations’ works and efforts to help vulnerable women around the world.  Shiny presentations were shown on big screens, followed by vibrant discussions and rounds of applause.  There was clearly no lack of good intentions and an honest willingness to help less privileged communities.

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