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Director, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan Regional Business Unit Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert
Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert is a gender equity advocate, economic development activist, and a women’s rights political strategist with more than 25 years of experience. She currently serves as a director in Chemonics’ Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan region, and previously served as chief of party on the USAID Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project. As a veteran global activist, Susanne has employed economic development as an essential tool towards a more equitable and safe life. Living at the nexus of conflict and development by working with USAID, she has served as a diplomat in Afghanistan, Herat Consulate, business services director in Iraq, and senior advisor in developing, transitioning, and conflicting economies. Susanne also determines, directs, and designs strategic policy models at the national, regional, and international level for economic escalation for the equitable inclusion of women into growing economies. To date, she has assisted on more than 90 assignments in 50 countries across four continents. Susanne holds a master’s and Ph.D. in education and human resources from Colorado State University and a B.A. in management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
by Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert
To honor the 20th Anniversary of the UN 4th World Conference on Women and the NGO Forum on Women, Jalbert Consulting takes a look at the lived experiences of participants in both events.
In an essay published by NATO's Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert, Aimal Hakim, Robert Lord-Biggers, Nargis Nehan, and Natalie Trogues provide recommendations for moving forward the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security in Afghanistan.