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Senior Vice President, Project Development and Support Emet Mohr

"The culture and the atmosphere at Chemonics really encourages people to take risks, encourages people to push beyond their limits. But it also rewards that with opportunities to do really interesting things and to really develop."

Emet Mohr served as senior vice president for Caucasus and Central Asia, East and Southern Africa, and now serves as the senior vice president for Chemonics’ Project Development and Support Division. He has broad experience leading program design and implementation throughout Europe and Eurasia, particularly in Georgia, where he was chief of party for an innovative education project. As an education development specialist, Emet has conducted technical assignments, from Jordan to Peru, and helped build the education practice at Chemonics. In addition to serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, he has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and has completed graduate coursework in education at the University of Virginia and George Mason University.

by Emet Mohr

Creating a Win-Win for Youth and the Private Sector

Across the world, 13.6 percent of youth are unemployed and almost 20 percent, or 260 million, are out of school. For those who manage to find a job, a staggering 17.1 percent still live below the extreme poverty threshold. The truth is that there are still too many young people who lack the education, skills,…

To Lower Youth Unemployment, Play the Matchmaker

This blog post was originally published by Making Cents International as part of their Future of Work blog series ahead of the Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. Youth unemployment is a huge issue in the developing world. According to the International Labour Organization, 71 million youth were estimated to be unemployed in 2016 and 37 percent of working…

Teacher Learning Circles: A Locally Owned Complement to Coaching

Coaching is a welcomed response to the need for active and continuous teacher professional development, which is linked to student achievement gains. Coaching provides significant short-term impact on instruction, but comes with potential long-term sustainability issues due to its high price tag and possible lack of local ownership. Teacher learning circles (TLCs) can serve as…