News: Chemonics Joins Extreme Tech Challenge as a Visionary Sponsor

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) through tech and innovation can only be done when we work together. That’s why Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) has teamed up with Chemonics International to welcome them into the XTC Ecosystem as a Visionary Sponsor.  Chemonics is a leading global development services firm working in more than 150…

News: Chemonics and Partners Host Third Annual Global Digital Development Forum

On May 4-5, 2022, an anticipated 3,000 development professionals from around the world will gather online for the third annual Global Digital Development Forum. This free-for-participants event will be a platform to share and learn about using digital technology to increase development impact. Chemonics has partnered with USAID, Deloitte, TechChange, DAI, Palladium, CARE, and the…

2021 Global Digital Development Forum Viewing List

This viewing list showcases the best in digital development for your learning and enjoyment. These sessions are from the 2021 Global Digital Development Forum, the second annual fully virtual conference dedicated to ICT4D. As a co-host, co-organizer, and sponsor, we facilitated and/or participated in 14 digitally innovative sessions. Lightning Talks From Small Nudges to Big…

Living the Principles for Digital Development

The Principles for Digital Development are living guidelines designed to provide best practices for development practitioners using digital technology to achieve development impact. A community-driven effort, the principles themselves are the result of many lessons learned and shared by development projects around the globe. In keeping with that spirit, we invited members of our team…

Digital Revolution: The Future of Higher Education in Liberia

The Liberian education system is recovering after decades of civil instability. The longstanding effects of two civil wars, exacerbated by school closures during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, left Liberia with a fragile education system and even weaker information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. Although information is more accessible than ever, students and faculty at Liberia’s…

Digital Solutions, Global Impact: Chemonics at #GDDF2021

Digital technology has had a profound impact on global development across sectors and in many parts of the world. On May 5, public, private, and civil society organizations from more than 120 countries will join the 2021 Global Digital Development Forum. Now in its second year, this free online event will bring together more than 2,500…

Digitizing the Agricultural Value Chain

This post originally appeared on MarketLinks. Over the past few decades, we’ve all heard variations of the same refrain: the future is digital. However, digital’s promise is hard to realize in many contexts given the technology infrastructure required for success. This goes beyond broadband internet availability and access to include cultural norms and other factors…

Playing Matchmaker for Farmers and Buyers in Georgia

Georgian Authenticity Set on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a country with unique gastronomy that requires authenticity. That faithfulness to tradition is emblematic in the supra — or Georgian feast — conducted by a charismatic toastmaster, over savory dishes. It is also demonstrated in…

News: Chemonics Does Digital Health

Digital health presents new opportunities to contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 3, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. We are proud to promote technological development and engage the workforce necessary to harness and leverage the power and possibility behind digital health. Next week, Chemonics will join more than 1,000 digital health practitioners…

Achieving Data Visibility for Health Supply Chain Information Systems

Today’s supply chains are growing in complexity, driven by factors such as globalization and changing market trends. Global health supply chains offer unique challenges and opportunities due to the changing patterns of commodity flows and new demands for responsive and agile supply chains that don’t compromise on the quality of medicines. As a result, the…

Alejandro Ruiz-Acevedo

Alejandro Ruiz-Acevedo currently serves as the chief of party on Inclusive Justice project in Colombia, after concluding his stewardship of the preceding Justice for a Sustainable Peace project in Colombia. He is an experienced chief of party and development specialist with more than 19 years of experience, including with institutional strengthening programs and local initiatives…