News: Chemonics Publishes Its First Biennial Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chemonics International is pleased to release its first-ever biennial report on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In the report, the company shares its milestones, challenges, lessons learned, and next steps in its efforts to increase diversity, expand inclusivity, deepen equity, and foster a sense of belonging across its workforce, policies, and systems. The purpose of…

Cecilia Barraza

Cecilia Barraza is a Colombian GBV expert with 27 years of experience designing and implementing public policies to advance gender equity, improve access to justice, and reduce GBV. She currently serves as deputy chief of party on the USAID/Colombia Justice for Sustainable Peace project. Cecilia has served as an advisor on the Presidential Council for…

Leveraging Your Company’s ERG: How to Partner with Global LGBTI Civil Society Organizations

As countries around the world grapple with the COVID-19 health crisis, the downstream economic and social impacts are particularly devastating for populations that already exist within the margins of society, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI). In many countries, the pandemic has amplified the stigma, discrimination, violence, and deprivation…

Branden Ryan

Branden Ryan has eight years of international development experience in gender equality and social inclusion, project management, training, and business development. In his role, he ensures that projects and proposals mainstream and integrate gender equality and social inclusion principles and conducts technical outreach, communications, and research activities. Prior to joining Chemonics, he worked with Crown…

How USAID’s Solicitations and Resulting Awards Include Underrepresented Groups

The paper’s background section explains why the study focused on these four social groups and explores the diversity that exists across and within them. In addition, the paper examines whether it is effective to use the phrase “vulnerable groups” to refer to the collection of social groups that programming is intended to include. The paper…

Our Vision for Diversity and Inclusion

The company’s five core values — caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and respect — guide our actions and decision-making, and all five are rooted in culture of diversity and inclusion. As employee owners, Chemonics is the driving force behind this mission, making innovation possible, and enabling the organization to tackle the world’s most critical development challenges.…

Development Starts Here — A Pledge to Action for Diversity and Inclusion

This post originally appeared on Devex. So often international development professionals facilitate incredible change in the most challenging environments, yet it can be difficult to practice what we preach. By the very nature of our work with people from all parts of society, all over the globe, international development firms — including Chemonics — have,…