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The Yemen International Forum: A Space for Constructive Dialogue and Opportunities

Ahmed Al Khameri
July 31, 2023
5 Minute Read
Chemonics UK’s Ahmed Al Khameri, Team Leader for The Yemen Support Fund, participated at this year’s Yemen International Forum. In this blog, he shares his insights.
Image showing the rubble of destroyed houses due to the war in Taiz, Yemen.

Incentivising and Stabilising a Peace Process Through Sensitive and Responsive Programming

Ahmed Al Khameri
May 18, 2023
6 Minute Read
How challenging is conflict resolution in Yemen? Chemonics UK's Yemen Support Fund (YSF) project explores why now is a critical moment for Yemen.

Going Beyond Barriers to Break the Bias: A Celebration for International Women’s Day

Catherine Kannam
March 8, 2022
4 Minute Read
On International Women’s Day, Chemonics’ Chief Operating Officer, Catherine Kannam reflects on how Chemonics is breaking the bias through promoting gender equality globally and fostering an inclusive work culture.
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News: Chemonics Publishes ‘Elite Bargains and Political Deals Toolkit’ to Bolster Peace and Stabilization Programs

February 1, 2021
3 Minute Read
A new toolkit on how to map out elites' roles in conflict systems and incorporate these understandings into local peace, stabilization, and resolution efforts.
Several workers wearing hard hats and reflective vests marked "USAID" stand and listen to a foreman speaking.

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.
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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.
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An Argument for Inclusive Stabilization

Catherine Kannam
November 7, 2019
2 Minute Read
How can organizations target the challenges specifically facing minority communities while ensuring efforts contribute to the cohesion and stability of the whole society? Catherine Kannam shares four best practices.