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May 2020

Safe Migration in Central Asia Project Receives $2M from USAID

May 28, 2020

The Safe Migration in Central Asia (SMICA) Project has just received $2 million from USAID to provide migrants with informational resources, referrals to essential services, alternative livelihoods support, skills training and access to legal and psychological support. The SMICA project supports five Central Asian republics with evidence-based practices and cross-border connections to strengthen the mutual accountability and […]

The People of PIER: Katie Goslee

May 21, 2020

What is your role within the PIER project? My official role with PIER is that I’m the project manager and I steward all the administrative work, such as the project budget and contractual communications with the funder as well as similar communications that happen inside Winrock. In addition, I’m also the team lead for the […]

Keeping Migrants Safe

May 21, 2020

“I decided to go to Malaysia because I was desperate,” says Chantrea Soun, a mother of four in the Kampong Cham province of Cambodia. Soun and her family were living with her aunt in a small village near a rubber plantation, just scraping by. Soun’s husband, Kiry (names have been changed), made a meager living […]

Forging Connections

May 21, 2020

By Chris Warren When Brian Bean was growing up in Maryland, he knew exactly what he wanted to do as an adult. And in many ways, his career aim was to basically re-create a boyhood spent climbing trees, looking under rocks for salamanders, and roaming the woods in and around Susquehanna State Park. Not surprisingly, […]

An Early Adopter in Myanmar

May 11, 2020

Second in a series It was 2016 and Myanmar’s second annual National Cupping Competition was about to begin. It would be held at the country’s first (and, at the time, only) coffee cupping laboratory, located in a room beneath the new coffee mill at the Mandalay Coffee Group’s (MCG’s) headquarters in Pyin Oo Lwin. An […]