|Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) has announced that the organization has changed its name to IMPACT. The new name, says the announcement, more accurately reflects its work on natural resource management in areas where security and human rights are at risk.
Established in 1986 as a Canadian civil society coalition, PAC (now IMPACT) was tasked with distributing funding from the Canadian International Development Agency to address the root causes of conflict and to promote development in Africa.
"We're thrilled to be kicking off a new chapter of our work as IMPACT," says IMPACT's Executive Director Joanne Lebert. "After our organization's transformation over the years to a global leader on natural resources in conflict areas, we've now emerged with a sharper definition of who we are-and the name to match. But our commitment to partnership and collaborating with local partners for lasting change remains steadfast and is rooted throughout our work," Lebert added.