Chemonics News and Blog

Filter by:
Display:

To submit media inquiries or request access to one of our specialists for a possible speaking engagement, please email media@chemonics.com.


Congolese men dressed in blue stand holding a sign asking for peace

3 Questions with Jaclyn Grace on Engaging Elites to Resolve Conflict

Jaclyn Grace
April 27, 2021
4 Minute Read
Engaging local power brokers in peace efforts requires a systematic and nuanced understanding of local leaders’ spheres of influence.

What Does a Systems Approach to Conflict Prevention Look Like?

Sahar Tabaja | Ahmed Al Khameri | Vieshnavi Rattehalli
February 23, 2021
5 Minute Read
If done right, a systems approach to conflict prevention can be powerful. But what does a systems approach mean in practice, and how might it be used in all stages of a project cycle?
A woman with a basket on her head walks down a road in Sanaa, Yemen.

Creating a Sustainable Peace Deal in Yemen: A Discussion with Ahmed Al Khameri

Ahmed Al Khameri
January 19, 2021
4 Minute Read
Investing in understanding Yemen's local conflict drivers and integrating this knowledge into peacebuilding and stabilization efforts is central to addressing the complexity that characterizes and feeds the ongoing crisis.

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Development

India Boland
October 15, 2020
4 Minute Read
Development practitioners must consider how trauma affects the communities in which they work when designing and implementing programs. Chemonics shares a new resource that offers key principles and practical steps that development projects can use to ensure activities are trauma-sensitive at all stages of implementation.

3 Questions with Mohammad 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.

3 Questions on Designing an Emergency Intervention in Lebanon During COVID-19 with Bilal Al Ayoubi

Bilal Al Ayoubi
August 26, 2020
4 Minute Read
In the wake of the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the USAID Community Support Program launched an emergency response community cleanup in a major blast zone — during COVID-19. Bilal Al Ayoubi shares how the project team is navigating this unfathomable challenge.

Best of the Blog 2019


December 31, 2019
2 Minute Read
This was a big year for private sector engagement, with nearly half of our most popular posts exploring its importance to the future of development. Check out those posts and other key insights, profiles, and technical approaches from Chemonics in 2019.