Manager, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Practice Branden Ryan
Branden Ryan has seven years of international development experience in gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), project management, conducting trainings, and business development. In his current role, he integrates GESI principles into projects and proposals and conducts technical outreach, communications, and research activities to ensure that these principles are mainstreamed. Prior to joining Chemonics, he worked with Crown Agents USA on full proposal recruitment, project management, and GESI integration activities. Mr. Ryan also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, where he coordinated the post’s gender equality portfolio and facilitated training on student-centered secondary education, small-scale agriculture and animal husbandry, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, women’s health and menstrual hygiene management, and arts-based empowerment. He has an M.A. in security policy studies with a focus in peace and conflict resolution (gender/East Africa) from George Washington University and a B.A. in international affairs and Spanish from Mercer University.