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InterAction Awards: Honoring Leaders Who Empower and Assist Vulnerable Communities around the World

“United We Stand” is the theme of this year’s InterAction Forum and a bedrock principle of our community. InterAction and its members are committed internationalists, working across borders to do good in the world. We share a deep belief that staying globally connected improves human wellbeing and makes each of us more effective in the global quest for a better world.

Leadership in a Permanent Crisis: Top Three Takeaways from the NGO Futures Inaugural Workshop

Why is it that even when we know change is important, it is so hard? And how do we change not just ourselves, but a whole institution or a whole sector? U.S. NGOs are facing significant political, economic, environmental, and technological shifts greater than our sector has ever experienced simultaneously. Meaningful and successful efforts by U.S. NGOs to resolve development and humanitarian relief challenges are at risk. While catalyzing technical solutions is important, it is not enough. We must break the habits that may be automating outdated thoughts and actions.

We Need Global Leadership On Food Security And Nutrition Now, Not Later

This past month, President Trump met with G7 leaders in Taormina, Italy amid a global food crisis of unfathomable proportions. Tragically, Heads of State from G7 countries missed the opportunity to address this humanitarian crisis, prevent starvation, and save lives. But there is still time for the U.S. to work with world leaders to respond.

InterAction Spring Lobby Day

On May 25, 2017, InterAction’s Public Policy Committee led a delegation of nearly 50 InterAction members and other leaders in the international development and humanitarian communities to Capitol Hill.

United We Stand: A Preview of InterAction Forum 2017

Amid rapid changes and increased uncertainty here in the U.S. and around the world, the needs of and demands upon our community are also shifting.

Understanding Ecosystems in the Philippines that Allow Human Trafficking to Thrive

Human trafficking is not a static phenomenon. Traffickers are consistently finding new and more efficient methods to exploit vulnerable populations across the globe. Even activists who have devoted their lives to understanding and fighting the practice of modern-day slavery can sometimes be surprised by the nature of this beast of a problem. Ask Annalisa Enrile, a professor with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck’s online MSW program who leads the school’s Philippines immersion program.

The Italian G7 Presidency: Global Challenges, Collaborative Action and Concrete Commitments

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Taormina’s ancient Greco-­Roman theater and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this year’s G7 summit deliberated critical global issues through the lens of the host country’s central mission: building the foundations of renewed trust.

Prior to the summit, questions abounded as to the leaders’ capacity for collaborative action and ability to create common positions to drive forward the global agenda.