VEGA February Newsletter

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impact-20303blo-1024x165VEGA Proudly Joins IMPACT 2030

Both VEGA and IMPACT 2030 believe that a commitment to corporate volunteering is a powerful tool to accelerate the international achievement of U.S. and global development goals and inspire the private sector to positive action. Click here to read the full press release.


program-for-persons-with-disabilitiesU.S. Partnership in Cambodia Creates Opportunities for War Legacy Land Mine Victims

In Cambodia, one out of every 290 people is an amputee, a majority of whom are victims of land mines, a legacy left behind by three decades of war. Now through VEGA’s Capacity Building of Cambodia’s Local Organizations Program (CBCLO) funded by USAID and implemented by VEGA Member International Executive Service Corps (IESC), a local organization focused on rehabilitating these victims is getting the support they need to make a big impact. Learn more

usaidVEGA Joins NGOs in Letter Urging Committee on the Budget to Protect Lifesaving International Funding

InterAction has brought together more than one hundred NGOs, including VEGA, in support of prioritizing international lifesaving humanitarian assistance, peace-building and poverty-focused health and development programs in the FY2018 budget resolution. Read the full letter here.

erin-pump-originalVolunteer Impact 360º: Engineer Helps Bring Water to Drought-Stricken Ethiopia

After volunteering for two weeks in water-starved Ethiopia, where she repaired water pumps, VEGA Member Engineers Without Borders USA volunteer Erin Cummings knows firsthand not to take clean water for granted. Learn more

Volunteer Impact 360º: Specialized Professionals

VEGA: Specialized Professionals from Red Square Pictures on Vimeo.

From Red Square Pictures Producer, Writer & Director Benjamin Cox, VEGA brings you the next Volunteer Impact 360º video: Specialized Professionals. Watch to learn more about the impact volunteers are making in the lives of small business owners in Sri Lanka.

New on Farmer-to-Farmer.org

man-in-field-mediumFarmer-to-Farmer Small Grants Request for Applications is Now Open

VEGA is looking for Minority Serving Organizations (MSOs) with a focus on agriculture for its next small-grants funding cycle. If you have a network of farmers who are interested in participating in international volunteer work, this opportunity could be right for you. No experience in implementing international programs is necessary. Concept papers are due by March 6Learn more


VEGA Corporate Solutions

fsvc-panelFSVC Panel Discussion: Globalization, the Rise of Populism and the Central Role of Emerging Market Countries

Watch a video recap of VEGA Member Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) panel discussion analyzing the underlying issues influencing recent global, political and economic trends. Watch now


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gen-mattis-rex-tillerson-640x480The Hill: Mattis and Tillerson Have a Chance to Strengthen U.S. Global Leadership

As the confirmation process moves forward and the next administration takes shape, leaders on both sides of the aisle must recognize just how enormous the challenges are that our nation faces overseas – and evaluate the nominees on their ability to move American global leadership forward. Read the full article by Chris Policinski, president and CEO of VEGA Member Land O’Lakes, and Michelle Nunn, CEO of CARE.

cnfa-georgiaDevex: VEGA Member CNFA’s Model of Supporting Agribusinesses Gains Government Attention

Supporting local agribusiness has been at the center of the work Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) has been doing in Georgia in an effort to improve farmer livelihoods, and now the Georgian government has taken notice. Read more

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