Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS
About Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS
RPCVs are passionate about the countries of service and their work as volunteers; however, it is often challenging to find meaningful ways for RPCVs to continue to impact the issues they committed themselves to as volunteers.
Advocating on country- and community-owned approaches to global health, education, and other development issues affecting their country of service, Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS (or GAP) advocates will bring long-term commitment to Peace Corps ideals. This effort would also support the second and third goals of the Peace Corps and create a connection with people from other countries here in the United States.
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Continue to make an impact in the country you served in and on the issues you're passionate about by becoming a GAP advocate!
GAP will provide:
- Regular advocacy training for RPCVs and their diaspora community connections, on how to work with Congress, the media, and the community.
- Background information and materials to share with congressional offices on global health, education and economic development campaigns
- Support and coaching in setting up and executing effective congressional meetings and building relationships with congressional offices.
- Connections to other advocates in the RESULTS network amplifying your influence on the issues and creating a sense of community.
- Training and support for making connections to diaspora communities who can bring firsthand voices to the advocacy campaigns.
- Regular feedback on advocacy successes and impact.
Check out a recording from our latest webinar on November 9, 2021.
Our current global poverty campaign:
Malnutrition is a fixable crisis
Join us at our next webinar on Thursday, December 9 at 8:30 PM ET where we will share updates and actions to tackle global malnutrition via Senate Bill, S. 2956 - Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act of 2021, and companion House Bill, H.R. 4693.
If you are RPCV passionate about the country that you’ve served in and continuing to move the 3rd goal forward, GAP will provide you the advocacy skills and connections to continue to make a difference. Join us for our next webinar learn how you can take action on improving global health, education and economic development.
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/GAPwithRESULTS1209.
Ensuring access to the COVID-19 Vaccine
The development of safe, effective vaccines against a deadly pandemic disease less than a year after it emerged is an extraordinary achievement, made possible by public investment in science and technology. It is unconscionable for rich countries to hoard the resources and know-how that could end the misery of COVID-19.
Effective vaccines can end this pandemic, but they’re not being produced fast enough to reach everyone who needs them. Nine out of ten people in low-income countries will not receive a single COVID-19 vaccination dose this year. Across the continent of Africa, just 1% of the population is fully vaccinated.
President Biden has the opportunity, authority, and obligation to lead a global effort to ensure communities everywhere have access to vaccines. He must act now.
We simply have no time to waste. Following a devastating surge in South Asia this spring, many African countries are headed back into lockdown, as the highly infectious Delta variant affects communities that have been denied access to vaccines. As COVID-19 spreads unchecked, dangerous new variants will inevitably emerge and threaten those who are already vaccinated.
The President must lead a global effort to bring together industry, governments, and global health institutions to urgently increase the supply of vaccines — and if necessary, use his authority to compel companies to share lifesaving, taxpayer-funded innovation with the rest of the world.
Please contact your Senators to take action here.