At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staffs have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Past is implementing a number of projects in Malawi.
Our Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats, or FISH, project is increasing social, ecological, and economic resilience to climate change and improving biodiversity conservation through sustainable fisheries co-management. The project's Pact-led consortium is enabling communities and local government to protect four of Malawi’s main lakes, which contribute significantly to the health of the country and its people. By building local capacity, FISH is creating lasting change in the management of Malawi’s fisheries.
The N’zatonse project, or Strengthening Public-Private Partnership in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, is supporting Malawi's Ministry of Health, private service providers and non-governmental organizations to improve knowledge and acceptance of modern family planning methods to improve access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services using a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach.
Pact is also making a significant difference in people’s health in Malawi. Our DREAMS project is working specifically to reduce HIV in fishing communities. Pact is also strengthening health systems and local health organizations and supporting Malawi's Ministry of Health and private service providers to improve modern family planning and reproductive health and rights services.
Pact with Funding from USAID will implement a 5 years REFRESH project. The purpose of REFRESH project is to conserve the freshwater biodiversity of Lake Malawi to restore the natural fisheries productivity, which largely underpins the food and nutrition security of the rural and urban populations by targeting the lakeshore districts of Karonga, Rumphi, Likoma, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Dedza and Mangochi.