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Attendees of the 2019 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab cheer during a general session.

3 Lessons for Empowering Youth to Drive Sustainable Change Through Innovation

Lauren Behr
October 14, 2020
5 Minute Read
Youth empowerment through social innovation and entrepreneurship has incredible potential to solve problems at a grassroots level if youth are given robust platforms to connect and act.

News: Chemonics Projects Earn Industry Recognition at SID-W Innovation Competition


October 13, 2020
3 Minute Read
In its annual innovation competition, the Society for International Development – Washington Chapter recognizes innovative products and services that are making a positive difference in communities around the world. Three of this year’s winning entries include Chemonics-implemented projects.

3 Questions with Mohammed Youssef: COVID-19, Technology, and Innovation

Mohammad Youssef
October 8, 2020
4 Minute Read
Former professional techie and current Chemonics program director, Mohammed Youssef reflects on how international development practitioners can harness simple yet effective technologies to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and navigate new challenges to keep projects on track.

Early Grade Reading: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like and How Do We Measure It?

Kate Brolley
August 18, 2020
5 Minute Read
What do you need to measure improvement in early grade literacy? Early grade reading benchmarks and a way to frequently assess every student’s performance. Learn how the USAID Soma Umenye project collaborated with the Rwanda Education Board to develop both.

3 Questions with Fred Kasongo on Expanding Early Grade Literacy in Crisis-Affected Communities

Fred Kasongo
August 14, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can we equip teachers to support student literacy in the midst of global and regional uncertainties? Fred Kasongo reflects on the ACCELERE!1 project's training-of-trainers activities designed to strengthen early grade literacy in Eastern DRC, despite COVID-19, Ebola, and armed conflicts.
Children sitting in a circle shout happily

Psychosocial Support for Children Counters the Legacy of Violent Extremism in Syria

Michele Bradford | Mayss Al Zoubi
July 1, 2020
2 Minute Read
Exposure to violent and radical ISIS ideologies has damaged Syrian children’s mental health. In areas touched by violent extremism, transforming classrooms into mental health positive spaces that deliver psychosocial support can kickstart the healing process.

Creativity and Innovation During a Global Crisis

Jamey Butcher
April 21, 2020
5 Minute Read
Creativity and innovation are critical for the global community to fight the impacts of COVID-19. Chemonics' president and CEO Jamey Butcher explores lessons for navigating this unprecedented challenge.

3 Questions with Juan Felipe Sanchez Franco

Juan Felipe Sanchez Franco
March 24, 2020
4 Minute Read
A multi-sectoral approach is key to strong supply chains. Juan Felipe shares how this is critical in strengthening the teaching and learning materials supply chain.

The Case for Practical Techniques for Inclusive Classrooms

Audrey Spencer
March 10, 2020
4 Minute Read
Audrey Spencer explains why disability identification and policy reform alone can leave teachers and students waiting and calls for more immediate, practical techniques to create inclusive classrooms.