Final Report: Support to Four State Assemblies in Somalia

The Somalia Stability Fund launched the Support to Four State Assemblies in Somalia (Gole-Kaab) project in 2018 to support the state assemblies of Jubbaland, South West State, Hirshabelle, Galmudug, and Puntland. The project improved legislative processes, increased oversight on the executive branch, strengthened relations between members of parliament (MPs) and constituents, established effective secretariats, increased…

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…

Victoria Cooper

​Victoria Cooper is currently the senior vice president of Chemonics’ East and Southern Africa regional business unit. Ms. Cooper is a proven public policy and administration expert with more than 30 years of experience designing and managing complex development projects in Africa for USAID, DFID, and the World Bank. Previously the chief of party of…

Peggy Ochandarena

Peggy Ochandarena promotes research efforts for Chemonics’ work worldwide, facilitating partnerships with universities. Ms. Ochandarena is a justice and security expert and a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) specialist; she has designed, managed, and evaluated international development projects in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As Director of Chemonics’ MEL Department,…