Our Model

We are a small organization with tremendous impact. This impact is derived from key innovations and from a very efficient approach to our work. Sixty percent of the world’s poor rely on natural resources for survival—for water, food, medicine, and energy. The majority of these peo
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Luci Lights: improving the lives of women around the world.

  New Course is partnering with MPOWERD to provide alternative energy solutions to women living in ecologically vulnerable places. Luci lights solve multiple problems at once including reducing deforestation, improving health of women and children, and facilitating poverty reduct

Resilient Livelihoods

Fostering sustainable livelihoods for rural women and their communities
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Natural Resource Management

Enabling women and their communities to better manage key resources
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Root Solutions

Targeting the root causes of conflict and human trafficking
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David Middleton and Brenda Berry travel with New Course to Uganda

David Middleton and Brenda Berry will travel to Northern Uganda to document the links between poverty and environmental degradation through a gender ‘lens’.  They are traveling with Chief Program Officer, Karl Morrison into the post-Kony landscape that is filled with hea
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Jamie Bechtel Speaks on Common Ground (Video)

Environmental degradation and poverty go hand in hand throughout the developing world.  As resources decline, poverty rises and the group most affected are rural women.  However, as the primary natural resource users in developing communities, women are also in the best position to
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Coffee, Women and Climate Change: A Mounting Crisis

A new global energy crisis is fast approaching.  No, it’s not another surge in gas prices.  This time it’s even more personal;  it’s your morning cup of joe. Coffee beans require a delicate balance of temperature and rainfall, both of which are projected to be gre
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Improving Watershed Management in Kenya and Uganda

Unlocking East African women’s potential in natural resource management
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