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…

Growing the Next Crop of Agri-Tech Entrepreneurs Through Innovation and Scale

Although agriculture has been a cornerstone of the Ugandan economy for generations, many farmers in the East African republic earned barely enough in 2013 to provide schooling for their children. Having grown up in smallholder farming families themselves, agri-tech entrepreneurs William Luyinda, Esther Karwera, and Zilla Mary Arach knew these struggles all too well. “Unfortunately,…

Creativity and Innovation Can Save the Day

With today’s incredible advancements in technology, medicine, and industry, there has never been a better time in history to be alive. Yet universal gaps in income and wellbeing persist to a staggering degree, especially compared to the relative wealth and resources generated by the world economy. According to reporting by the World Economic Forum, the richest…

Innovating Techniques and Technology to Improve Education in Tajikistan

In 2021, village elders in the small Tajik community of Isfisor noticed a woman who frequently traveled the unpaved road through their neighborhood to visit the local school. Curious about the nature of the woman’s visits, they asked the school’s director, Nazira Khabibova. “I explained that our school works with the USAID Read with Me project,” says Khabibova,…

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…

Global Change Requires Local Leadership

This post originally appeared in Foreign Policy’s April Issue. Mert Tangonan was stuck. It was 2017, and Tangonan, a native of the Philippines, wanted to persuade the country’s largest banks to accept digital payments. With 99% of the transactions conducted in cash or checks across the nation’s 7,000 islands, the banks had little incentive to…

News: Chemonics Invests in Women’s Empowerment Social Impact Venture

On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Chemonics awarded a team of young problem-solvers with funding and in-kind support to assist in the further development and scaling of their innovative solution for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for Gender Equality. Chemonics’ President and CEO Jamey Butcher announced the award during the closing ceremony of the UNLEASH Global…

News: Chemonics Joins Partners in Anacostia River Cleanup Event

On Saturday, November 20, Chemonics International, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Reading Partners D.C., and Anacostia Riverkeeper partnered on the first UNLEASH: Race for Oceans – D.C. Cleanup Event. The organizations mobilized members of the Washington metropolitan community to participate in the event as part of a global movement to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life…

Development Works Here with Karina Perez Jvostova

We’d like you to meet Karina Perez Jvostova! Karina is Chemonics’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning specialist for USAID’s Violence Prevention and Reduction Activity in Mexico. In this video, she shares her path to global development, what she learned as an UNLEASH ambassador, and advice for those interested in working in the development sector. Posts on the blog represent the…

News: Chemonics Expands Innovative Partnership with OnFrontiers

Chemonics International announced today its plans to place development priorities squarely in the hands of the professionals in the more than 85 countries in which it operates. The plan centers on its expanded partnership with OnFrontiers, a tech start-up company that builds knowledge networks using a technology platform to source and connect experts for greater…

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…