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An Update on our COVID-19 Response

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Our COVID-19 response In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the core tenets of The Hunger Project’s work are as relevant as ever. Our long-term work promoting local leadership, strong systems, and resilience are all critical as communities navigate the health, economic and social impacts of COVID-19. The Hunger Project has mobilised 500,000 trained, local…

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Why Women are Key to Ending Hunger

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By Rita Sarin, Global Vice President and Country Director of The Hunger Project India. As a development practitioner working in the field of social development for over 40 years, I am convinced that women-focussed and women-centred strategies are key to ending hunger, poverty and inequity across the globe. Why do I say so? Let us…

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Flourish In The Next Phase – with Kemi Nekvapil

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“It is up to communities to drive the change they wish to see in the world.” – Kemi Nekvapil. We were so honoured to host a THP Leadership Workshop ‘Flourish In The Next Phase’ with Kemi Nekvapil. A huge thank you to Kemi who facilitated a thought-provoking session, and to everyone who joined for contributing…

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Animators Rise To The COVID-19 Challenge

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Many of you have been curious to hear about how your fellow Animators and Elected Women have been responding to the pandemic. You know better than most people the kinds of challenges they are facing – lack of access to clean water and sanitation, illiteracy and misinformation, long distances from health facilities and more. All…

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 Reflecting on lessons learnt.

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COVID-19 has impacted everyone’s lives in ways we could not have predicted. Over the past few weeks, we have had the pleasure of connecting with Animators in our community to hear how lessons learnt on our Leadership Programs are still resonating with them today – specifically in these unprecedented and uncertain times.     The 3 recurring themes of…

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Animator Spotlight – Blair Wigham.

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When Blair journeyed with us to Uganda in 2016 as part of THP’s ‘2030 Leaders’ Leadership Immersion Program, he was inspired by the incredible actions and resilience of our village partners. Blair connected with the person he wanted to become and saw possibility to expand his horizons.   Whilst in Uganda, Blair was both heartbroken and yet at the same time encouraged…

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2020 Leadership Immersion Programs Update.

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Sadly, due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the tough decision was made to cancel or postpone all Leadership Immersion Programs and Investor trips for 2020 in order to protect the health and safety of our Animators and village partners around the world. Shortly after we made this decision, the Australian Government, along with many governments around the world,…

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Meet Hannah, your new Programs Coordinator.

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What initially inspired you to join THP?                                          Like many other Animators, I became connected to The Hunger Project through Business Chicks! In 2017, I heard Melanie, The Hunger Project Australia’s CEO, speak about THP’s work at Business Chicks ‘9 To Thrive’ conference. I immediately wanted to become involved after hearing the impact THP has…

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From the village frontlines.

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In light of our Leadership Immersion Programs being postponed and restrictions in place for face-to-face events, we are leveraging technology, creativity and our experts in the field to keep you up-to-date with all things THP.   In case you missed our first online session – From the ‘village frontlines’ – life under lockdown – THP’s COVID-19 Response…

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Life Under Lockdown — On the ‘village frontlines’ in India

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We hope you got a lot out of our discussion last night with Ruchi Yadav and Rachel Akehurst uncovering what life under lockdown in India is like, and how Elected Women are leveraging their years of leadership training with us on the village frontlines. “We have to be aware of the different layers of the pandemic. It’s a sum of different…

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