Chris Gegenheimer

Chris Gegenheimer is a director for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technology and leads efforts in rolling out new data collection, management, analysis, and visualization technologies across home and project offices. Since joining Chemonics, Chris has been in the MEL department supporting proposal and project teams in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and…

Peggy Ochandarena

Peggy Ochandarena promotes research efforts for Chemonics’ work worldwide, facilitating partnerships with universities. Peggy is a justice and security expert and a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) specialist; she has designed, managed, and evaluated international development projects in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As Director of Chemonics’ MEL Department, she…

Trailblazers for Wildfire Preparedness in the Philippines

Towering 9,692 feet above sea level, Mount Apo is celebrated as the “Grandfather of Philippine Mountains.” It’s the country’s tallest mountain and volcano, and also a protected environmental area with rich forests and biodiversity. Mount Apo’s forests are safeguarded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippine government agency tasked with protecting…