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Dispatches from the Field

Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia

Yes to life, No to Landmines

Norbey Chavarro leads a group of landmine victims in Caquetá, a region in southeastern Colombia. Their association of victims of landmines is called United for Life (Unidos por la Vida). This association works to give visibility to landmine victims and always invites others to work together.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

USDA Visits IRD-Cambodia in Phnom Penh

IRD-Cambodia welcomed a visit by a delegation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Cambodia McGovern-Dole (MGD) Food for Education (FFE) Program on August 13, 2016 at IRD’s office in Phnom Penh. The USDA delegation was warmly welcomed to Cambodia and included Phil Karsting, FAS Administrator; Bobby Richey, Deputy Administrator for Foreign Service Operations; Mark Dries, Agricultural Counselor, Federal Agricultural Service (FAS) Hanoi; Gerald H.
Chad, Niger & Burkina Faso, West Africa

Exploring New Media in the Sahel

Finding innovative ways to amplify moderate voices. One aim of the Peace through Development II (PDev II) program in Chad, Niger and Burkina Faso is to decrease the risk of violent extremism (VE) by empowering youth as messengers of moderate, self-produced media.
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