In memory of Elaine Wolfensohn

In memory of Elaine Wolfensohn

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A message from BRAC USA President and CEO, Donella Rapier   BRAC is deeply saddened by the loss of Elaine Wolfensohn, a committed and long-serving member of the BRAC USA advisory council who passed away on August 19, 2020.   The BRAC USA board of directors, staff, and the...

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Empowering Digital Health Innovators with Solar: Little Sun partners with BRAC and John Snow R&T Institute, Inc. in Uganda and Ethiopia

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The partnership will support state-of-the-art solar-powered phone chargers to strengthen health systems in remote areas   KAMPALA, BERLIN, ADDIS ABABA — September 3, 2020 — BRAC Uganda and John Snow R&T Institute, Inc. win the request for proposals by Little Sun, and will receive a total of 648...

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Our commitment to racial justice

Our commitment to racial justice

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BRAC USA condemns racism and oppression and stands in solidarity with the Black community – our colleagues, partners, and supporters – and everyone around the world demanding justice. Black lives matter, and we cannot remain silent.   The tragic murder of George Floyd recalls the countless other...

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Vulnerable communities in developing countries face immediate threats to food security as COVID-19 pandemic worsens, survey finds

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A new rapid assessment finds the vast majority of respondents already experiencing a loss of income NEW YORK, NEW YORK — April 9, 2020 — As COVID-19 reaches developing countries around the world, a rapid needs assessment conducted in response to the pandemic by BRAC, a global development...

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BRAC-powered climate resilience solution among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

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High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network   NEW YORK, USA — February 19, 2020 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that a proactive climate resilience system co-developed by MIT and BRAC, a leading development organization, was one of the highest-scoring proposals,...

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Dr. Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of Yidan Prize, presents the prestigious award to Sir Fazle’s family in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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The prize recognizes his groundbreaking work in education   DHAKA, BANGLADESH — 23 January 2020 — Dr. Charles Chen Yidan, founder of the Yidan Prize, visited Dhaka, Bangladesh, this week to present the prestigious award. Ms. Tamara Abed and Mr. Shameran Abed, children of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,...

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BRAC Founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG passes away

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An international development icon and a pivotal figure in Bangladesh's socio-economic progress   DHAKA, BANGLADESH — 20 December 2019 —  With profound sadness, BRAC, one of the world’s leading development organizations, announced today the passing of its founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG. He was 83 years old.   Sir Fazle breathed his...

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