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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.

by Branden Ryan

Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile

Two supply chain experts, Bongisiwe Mosekoa and Fikreslassie Alemu, share strategies they’ve applied in Eswatini and Ethiopia to address social factors and systems challenges behind medical commodity uptake, implement inclusive delivery practices for last mile distribution, and ensure sustained health outcomes for everyone, including underserved populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, pastoralists and…

3 Questions with Cecilia Barraza on Leveraging Mobile Apps for Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response During COVID-19

Colombia, like other countries, implemented stay-at-home measures and restricted certain social services to limit the spread of COVID-19 beginning in mid-March 2020. Women and girls have disproportionately faced increased risks of experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) due to the socioeconomic fallout, and women in Colombia often lack consistent and reliable pathways to report violence. In response,…