One of our aims is to progressively share useful knowledge with Rotarians and other individuals interested in global development, and especially good practices in the 7 areas of focus of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International:

  • Promote peace

  • Fight disease

  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

  • Save mothers and children

  • Support education

  • Grow local economies

  • Protect the environment

Empowering Women and Girls through Education

We are in the process of finalizing a report on Empowering Women and Girls through Education. The report provides guidance an investment case for investing in the education of girls and women, good practice advised based on the international literature, and case studies of  Rotary-supported projects around the world. The case studies include among others:

  • Best Futures in Navikale Refugee Settlement, Uganda

  • Razia’s Ray of Hope, Afghanistan

  • Piyali Learning Center, India

  • Train for Change, Honduras

  • Guatemala Literacy Project

  • Remember Niger Coalition

  • Edu-GIRLS, South Asia. 

Refugees, Forced Displacement and Migration

One of our initial areas of focus has been on the refugee crisis, in collaboration with the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration. Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are among the most vulnerable individuals and families in the world. Their number has increased substantially, with close to 80 million people forcibly displaced in 2019. Countries with large numbers of displaced populations include Afghanistan, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela. The Rotary Action Group publishes a range of knowledge products, including global reports, Knowledge notes, and interviews. Below is a list of available products.

In 2020, with the Rotary Club of Washington Global, we published the report "Providing Relief and Creating Opportunities for Refugees." The report provided context on the refugee crisis and showcased the work of Rotarians engaged on the frontline in providing support to refugees and IDPs. Download the Refugee Report 2020.


Coming soon.

Knowledge Notes

Coming soon.

Report to be released ahead of event with OAS on June 23, 2020.