Annually, EAI produces an impact report highlighting the life-changing and innovative work carried out by EAI’s global staff. The reports chronicle EAI’s journey of expansion and adaptation for and with communities.
In 2020, we celebrated our 20th anniversary while rising to the unprecedented challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. This report highlights some of our stories of the last 20 years, showing how they have shaped the organization as it is today. As we have grown and evolved, one of our predominant strengths is our resilience and adaptability; the pandemic has shown just how flexible and innovative we can be.
In 2019, we solidified the commitment we made since our founding to work in close collaboration with our stakeholders across the globe so that together, we capture priorities, experiences, opinions, and solutions that result in creating real meaning and impact. EAI is now well established as a significant global thought leader in our areas of expertise: Peacebuilding & Transforming Extremism, Governance & Civic Engagement, and Championing Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment. Read more about how we continue transforming communities together!
In 2018, EAI experienced substantial growth and changes. We scaled and replicated our successful Alternative Messaging Hub model from northern Nigeria to the southern Philippines and Somali-speaking East Africa. We expanded Voice for Peace (V4P) to two new countries. We have a new President and CEO, and we moved our headquarters from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Finally, we refreshed our branding and relaunched our digital presence with a vibrant new look featuring EAI’s high impact work.
In 2017, EAI continued to invest in women and girls in ground-breaking projects ranging from fighting against intimate-partner violence to carving pathways to joining the government and leading against violent extremism.
In 2015, EAI built on its work in fighting against violent extremism in some of the most remote areas in the Sahel by mobilizing youth, women, and men to come together to spread messages of peace and tolerance.
In 2014, EAI launched the Peace Caravan in Pakistan’s tribal areas, expanding the impact of its radio programming with the gathering of community around live music, art, and sports events.
In 2013, EAI launched AREWA24, the first 24/7 Hausa language satellite television in northern Nigeria. A groundbreaking hybrid structure with an in-built mechanism to transition from grant funding to a fully privatized and sustainable commercial entity, this was born out of a partnership with the U.S. Department of State.
In 2012, EAI partnered with Sesame Workshop to produce and broadcast an original radio series in Afghanistan. Featuring the Muppets from Sesame Street, original Afghan children’s songs, games and stories, Sesame Garden engaged and educated young children across the country, bridging critical gaps in children’s cognitive, social, and emotional education.