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Best of the Blog 2018

December 27, 2018
2 Minute Read
From socially inclusive development to a robotics club in Moldova, Chemonics’ staff members have shared their insights, opinions, and technical approaches on our blog.

How to Design Social and Behavior Change Communications for Countering Violent Extremism: A Multi-Sectoral Approach

Jenna Karp | Katy Gorentz
December 26, 2018
2 Minute Read
Case studies show that social and behavior change communications (SBCC) works across sectors. Building on this evidence, SBCC offers a promising solution for countering violent extremism.

News: Joining the Conversation on Stability

June 21, 2018
2 Minute Read
At the Stabilization Symposium, which takes place June 26 to 27 in Washington, D.C., Chemonics joins others to discuss how best to align priorities around addressing fragility and implementing stabilization programs.

Closing the ‘Rhetoric to Reality’ Gap — Preventing Violent Extremism in Post-Siege Recovery

Michele Piercey | Alastair Reed
April 10, 2018
1 Minute Read
How can we counter the rhetoric used by ideological groups to position themselves as practical alternatives governments? Context is key. Experts Michele Piercey and Alastair Reed explain.

4 Best Practices to Counter and Prevent Violent Extremism Through Governance

Todd Diamond
February 6, 2018
4 Minute Read
Recent research shows that governance is key to countering violent extremism, but balancing immediate needs with long-term goals can be incredibly difficult in fluid conflict zones. Expert Todd Diamond shares advice based on his decades of experience.

News: Chemonics Introduces the Center for Applied Approaches to CVE

January 16, 2018
2 Minute Read
Through the Center for Applied Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism, Chemonics draws on its global expertise to research approaches for effective CVE programming.

News: Technology for Development (Tech4Dev) Contest

November 15, 2017
4 Minute Read
Chemonics recently held its first Tech4Dev innovation contest, highlighting the incredible ways technology is used to amplify the impact of Chemonics’ projects worldwide. By fostering new approaches from its global workforce and drawing on its vast networks and expertise to drive innovation, Chemonics is developing better and more effective solutions to solve complex development challenges.

3 Questions with Michele Piercey: Conflict and Exclusion as the Front Door for Extremist Recruitment

Michele Piercey
May 25, 2017
4 Minute Read
Michele Piercey discusses resource-based conflict, countering extremist narratives, and why workforce development programs alone aren't an effective path toward stability.