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News: USAID Awards “Digis” to Two Projects Implemented by Chemonics


October 22, 2020
2 Minute Read
USAID awards recognize the Human Resources for Health in 2030 program and the Pakistan Small and Medium Enterprise Activity for using technology to “sustain open, secure, and inclusive digital ecosystems and improve measurable development and humanitarian-assistance outcomes on a large scale.”

News: Chemonics Welcomes New Senior Vice President


October 21, 2020
2 Minute Read
In her new role as senior vice president, Tetyana Dudka will develop and expand the business strategy, management acumen, and technical programming of Chemonics’ Europe and Eurasia regional business unit.

For the Women of Afghanistan, Peace with the Taliban May Not End the War

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert
October 19, 2020
< 1 Minute Read
How can the inclusion of Afghan women's voices in the Afghanistan peace talks further champion gender equality in the country? Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert provides substantial thoughts about it and what the international community can do as a response.

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Development

India Boland
October 15, 2020
4 Minute Read
Development practitioners must consider how trauma affects the communities in which they work when designing and implementing programs. Chemonics shares a new resource that offers key principles and practical steps that development projects can use to ensure activities are trauma-sensitive at all stages of implementation.
Attendees of the 2019 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab cheer during a general session.

3 Lessons for Empowering Youth to Drive Sustainable Change Through Innovation

Lauren Behr
October 14, 2020
5 Minute Read
Youth empowerment through social innovation and entrepreneurship has incredible potential to solve problems at a grassroots level if youth are given robust platforms to connect and act.

News: Chemonics Projects Earn Industry Recognition at SID-W Innovation Competition


October 13, 2020
3 Minute Read
In its annual innovation competition, the Society for International Development – Washington Chapter recognizes innovative products and services that are making a positive difference in communities around the world. Three of this year’s winning entries include Chemonics-implemented projects.

3 Questions with Mohammed Youssef: COVID-19, Technology, and Innovation

Mohammad Youssef
October 8, 2020
4 Minute Read
Former professional techie and current Chemonics program director, Mohammed Youssef reflects on how international development practitioners can harness simple yet effective technologies to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and navigate new challenges to keep projects on track.

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

Spencer Parsons | Adrián González
October 5, 2020
5 Minute Read
LGBTI civil society organizations can be critical to effectively reaching marginalized populations and navigating complex development challenges in the communities we serve. How can an organization's employee resource group play a key role in building and sustaining these invaluable partnerships?

Talk of Peace Sparks Hope and Fear in Afghanistan

Safir Sahar
September 28, 2020
4 Minute Read
As peace talks in Afghanistan begin, Safir Sahar reflects on why it's so important that women's rights are central to the negotiations.