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Congolese men dressed in blue stand holding a sign asking for peace

3 Questions with Jaclyn Grace on Engaging Elites to Resolve Conflict

Jaclyn Grace
April 27, 2021
4 Minute Read
Engaging local power brokers in peace efforts requires a systematic and nuanced understanding of local leaders’ spheres of influence.

What Does a Systems Approach to Conflict Prevention Look Like?

Sahar Tabaja | Ahmed Al Khameri | Vieshnavi Rattehalli
February 23, 2021
5 Minute Read
If done right, a systems approach to conflict prevention can be powerful. But what does a systems approach mean in practice, and how might it be used in all stages of a project cycle?
A woman with a basket on her head walks down a road in Sanaa, Yemen.

Creating a Sustainable Peace Deal in Yemen: A Discussion with Ahmed Al Khameri

Ahmed Al Khameri
January 19, 2021
4 Minute Read
Investing in understanding Yemen's local conflict drivers and integrating this knowledge into peacebuilding and stabilization efforts is central to addressing the complexity that characterizes and feeds the ongoing crisis.

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.

3 Questions with Mohammad 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.

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.

3 Questions on Designing an Emergency Intervention in Lebanon During COVID-19 with Bilal Al Ayoubi

Bilal Al Ayoubi
August 26, 2020
4 Minute Read
In the wake of the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the USAID Community Support Program launched an emergency response community cleanup in a major blast zone — during COVID-19. Bilal Al Ayoubi shares how the project team is navigating this unfathomable challenge.