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The Politics of Biodiversity: Two Experiences with Thinking and Working Politically

Carolyn Heaps
November 29, 2018
4 Minute Read
What does thinking and working politically on biodiversity projects look like? Carolyn Heaps shares experiences and lessons learned from projects in Guatemala and Indonesia.

From Trickle to Flood: How Water Extremes Can Impact Health

Wan Lee
July 10, 2018
3 Minute Read
Fluctuations in water availability caused by climate change can have huge public health ramifications. In this blog post, Wan Lee argues that sometimes the solutions to these burdens can be found outside the health sector.

Four Ways to Build Urban Resilience to Water Stress

Kristin Dreiling | Basil Mahayni
June 19, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can cities become more nimble in their response to challenges around water services and infrastructure? In this blog post, Kristin Dreiling and Basil Mahayni provide some recommendations around proactive planning, investment, and community engagement.
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News: Charting a New Course at #DevexWorld


June 4, 2018
1 Minute Read
On June 12, Chemonics experts join other leaders and visionaries from around the world at Devex World to grapple with the changing development landscape and discuss ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A river in Southern Africa

Reflections on the Circular Economy

Kule Chitepo
May 10, 2018
4 Minute Read
Is circular economy the next big concept in natural resources management? Expert Kule Chitepo shares his thoughts.

The Problem with “Success Now”: A Story of Adaptive Management

Brian App
May 2, 2018
4 Minute Read
Admitting failure is not something global development programs often do. Brian App draws on experiences from Mozambique to make the case for a more adaptive approach to development.
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Reforestation: More Than Just Planting Trees

Mario Kerby
March 21, 2018
4 Minute Read
It's easy to focus on tree planting when designing programs to combat deforestation, but is that enough? Mario Kerby, director in Chemonics' West and Central Africa and Haiti Division, offers four lessons learned from Haiti's reforestation efforts.
A young woman stands in a field

6 Myths About Youth and Land

Michael Brown
March 20, 2018
4 Minute Read
One out of every six people worldwide is a youth. Can we achieve the goal of ending poverty without addressing such a large population’s access to one of the most important productive assets: land?