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,…

Final Reports: Jordan Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism

Throughout the life of the project, BEST successfully created 4,748 tourism jobs and leveraged more than 116 million Jordanian dollars in private sector investments to support the Jordanian tourism industry. By the end of the program, there was an increase in the number of visitors to Jordan, tourism receipts, and the number of people employed…

Sharon Haba

Sharon Haba is an education expert with over 20 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting, and leadership in academic, government, and international organizations. Since 2018, Ms. Haba has led the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for the Soma Umenye (Read and Know) project in Rwanda. Prior to this, Ms. Haba worked with the government…

Final Report: Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership Activity

This final report summarizes the achievements and outcomes of the Feed the Future Youth Leadership for Agriculture (YLA) Activity, which was a flagship youth, agriculture, and gender-focused project supported by USAID/Uganda. This report provides an overview of how the YLA activity addressed issues of youth inclusion (particularly for female youth) by bridging the gap between…

Benin’s Young Logisticians Professional Program

To address the challenges associated with retaining trained and qualified health systems staff in Benin, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order (GHSC-TA Francophone TO) project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), launched the Young Logistician Professionals Program (YLPP) in 2018. YLPP recruits and trains young professionals to manage and…

3 Lessons for Empowering Youth to Drive Sustainable Change Through Innovation

Join UNLEASH and Chemonics during the closing event of the upcoming Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit on October 29 at 10:15 a.m. EDT to observe our innovation skills-building session with youth attendees and listen to testimonials about how targeted investment in youth has led to sustainable development outcomes. Currently, half of the world’s population is…

Generating Jobs and Growth in Tunisia

In Tunisia, high unemployment — particularly among college-educated youth — has been an ongoing source of sociopolitical tension and has left some Tunisian youth more susceptible to recruitment by extremist political groups. This is especially true in Tunisia’s rural regions, which are economically disadvantaged. For Tunisia to succeed politically and economically, it must focus on…

3 Questions with Najib Seguya on Pay-for-Results Financing

This post originally appeared on Marketlinks. Najib Seguya of the Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership in Agriculture (YLA) activity’s Strategic Activities Fund team discusses key considerations to keep in mind when designing a pay-for-results (PfR) program, also known as performance-based financing. Alex Tekakwo, Anthony Nyende, and Sara Tohamy also contributed to this interview. 1.…

Audrey Spencer

Audrey Spencer has 15 years of experience as an international education professional specializing in programming and training for literacy, numeracy, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), teacher support and healthy youth practices that are grounded in inclusive and gender-equitable foundations. Audrey is the Global Practice Lead for Education and Youth and has provided technical assistance and…

Creating Space for Youth to Thrive: A Philosophy on Youth Development

The celebration of International Youth Day today, August 12, calls for the global development community to reflect on its work with young people across sectors. In this spirit, Chemonics is excited to share our corporate philosophy on youth development — the foundational tenets on which we build our work and the core areas in which…