Tara Noronha Tara Noronha, Youth Economic Empowerment Advisor, Uganda Tara Noronha’s stories Egypt: "Our work as young Egyptians has just begun" April 12, 2011 While post-revolution euphoria and optimism linger on the streets of Cairo, one particular question hangs thick: what comes after a revolution? As Egyptians celebrate new opportunities for political and economic reform, they also fear the uncertainty of what comes next. Egypt: Hanging with Egypt's tiger mom April 9, 2011 Since arriving in Cairo three weeks ago as a member of Mercy Corps' Egypt assessment team, I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend many of those who participated in Egypt’s recent revolution. Egypt: A day with the ladies in Upper Egypt April 8, 2011 Egypt’s Sohag governorate sits approximately 475 kilometers south of bustling Cairo. The quiet region offers a stunning blend of just about everything — desert, mountains and lush greenery, all while perched on the magnificent Nile. Uganda: Comfort and peace reach across generations September 22, 2010 Uganda: Truly, skills for employment and skills for life September 14, 2010 A few weeks ago, I was honored to serve as the Chief Judge at an interschool debate on HIV/AIDS prevention. Under a perfect blue Ugandan sky, youth from two neighboring schools prepared to deliver remarks on the importance of abstinence, safe sex, delayed marriage and healthy life choices. Uganda: In northern Uganda, hope springs eternal August 4, 2010 As the brutal twenty-year civil war in Uganda has unofficially ended, many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exited Pader — a district in the country’s northern Acholiland — which was for many years at the epicenter of atrocities committed by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).