Nancy Lindborg Nancy Lindborg, President Nancy Lindborg’s stories A Healthy Argument for Smart Power This piece, "A Healthy Argument for Smart Power," first appeared on The Huffington Post. It was co-authored by my U.S. Zimbabwe: A chance for the people of Zimbabwe Afghanistan: Hot as an anvil in Afghanistan On previous visits to Afghanistan I have traveled to our programs in the southern provinces in Helmand and Kandahar, where Mercy Corps has operated for more than 20 years, as well as those in the north. Pakistan: Generosity and play in the hardest of times Here in the Pakistani city of Mardan, displaced families are starting to move home after nearly three months sweltering in the hot tents of makeshift camps. Pakistan: Life returns to Pakistan's Swat Valley Swat is often called the Switzerland of Pakistan, and yesterday I had a chance to see why. A global partnership to end hunger Today’s announcement of a new $3.5-billion investment in agriculture programs over a three-year period demonstrates the Obama administration's leadership on ending global hunger. It takes a village. And often a grandmother. Welcome to Mercy Corps' One Table blog, where people will post on issues related to hunger, with a special focus on the invaluable contribution women make to feeding the world's families. Uganda: Nancy Lindborg in Uganda Mercy Corps President Nancy Lindborg, on the ground in war-torn northern Uganda, thanks donors for their generous support. Afghanistan: Aid Groups Raise Concerns on Use of Coalition Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan In Kabul, late November 2002, the U.S.-led Coalition Forces in Afghanistan first presented to the international humanitarian community their new concept for deploying "Joint Regional Teams," now relabeled Provincial Reconstruction Teams, or PRTs.