Supporting Access to Justice for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

In 2020, there were more than 122,000 reported cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in Colombia. The country has also seen a rise in femicides in recent years. Since January 2022, the USAID Inclusive Justice Activity has been trying to improve Colombian citizens’ trust in the justice system by increasing access to justice services and reducing…

3 Ways to Integrate Disability Inclusion and Accessibility in Procurement

People with disabilities often do not have access in their workplaces, at trainings, and workshops, and lack accommodations such as a ramp or elevator, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning, braille and/or enlarged text that facilitate their participation in society on an equal basis with others. Concurrently, although well intentioned, public policies aimed to support people…

International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP2022)

ICFP2022 brought together more than 3,500 participants from at least 125 countries for the world’s largest scientific conference focused on family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights from November 14-17, 2022, in Pattaya, Thailand. Twenty Chemonics staff participated at the conference, representing work Chemonics conducted in Angola, Bangladesh, Niger, Rwanda, the West African…

Development Works Here with Taylor Jack

Meet Taylor Jack, Program Manager for the East and Southern Africa Region at Chemonics. In addition to supporting Chemonics’ projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe and being a founding member of ChemONYX, our employee resource group dedicated to cultivating Black leaders, Taylor recently co-authored a book: The Young Black Leader’s Guide to a Successful Career in…

Gender and Health

Chemonics is committed to building gender-responsive and gender-transformative programming by understanding and addressing the context-specific social norms, power structures, and limitations on access to resources that impact people and communities.

High-Impact Partnerships for Closing the Gender Digital Divide

Access to mobile technology and the internet can help boost gross domestic product (GDP) through job creation and greater productivity, increasing access to markets, services, and information. However, despite the global adoption of technology over the last decade, access and use have not been equally distributed. There are still almost 3 billion people currently unconnected,…

Why Holistic Inclusion Matters for Stabilization Programs

A deep understanding of the gender and social norms, and the complexities influencing stability, is needed to ensure stabilization programming is addressing the right problem, in the right way. This often starts with talking to members of the community and local colleagues, reading reports, and, these days, monitoring social media to track trends. In challenging,…

How to Promote Meaningful Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples and communities are critical to sustainable development outcomes across many sectors, including environmental conservation, economic growth, and social justice. Yet historical and structural barriers have posed a challenge for meaningful engagement of Indigenous Peoples, that leverages their knowledge, expertise, and solutions. In part due to a misalignment of priorities, Indigenous Peoples’ representation has…

Why Conflict Analysis Matters for Economic Development

Economic development does not happen in a vacuum. Each country has unique attributes and challenges that can affect program outcomes – from local identity politics to tensions over resources – and attitudes towards minorities. Promoting economic growth in fragile and conflict-affected areas adds an additional layer of complexity as programs run the risk of exacerbating…

World Water Week 2022

During this session our panel of experts presented an overview of prevailing groundwater development and management challenges in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and discussed interventions for groundwater governance through improvement of policy, legal and institutional frameworks, effective groundwater knowledge management, and mainstreaming groundwater governance into River Basin Organizations.      The USAID…