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Cross-Sectoral Analysis Reveals Hidden Links to Youth Development

Ashley Hill | Katherine Centore | Andree’ Omoregbee
June 30, 2022
3 Minute Read
With the largest youth population in history at 2.4 billion, engaging young people in international development programming is critical in shaping their communities and the world.

A Conversation with Anna Slother on Staff Care and Wellness in Conflict and Crisis

Anna Slother
June 8, 2022
5 Minute Read
Let's have a conversation with Chemonics' Executive Vice President Anna Slother about leading crisis responses in development, supporting and learning from colleagues in Ukraine and worldwide, and fostering a culture of staff wellness.
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Should Evaluators Take a Step Back? Enabling Frontline Staff to Lead the Learning Process

Niki Wood | Sarah Ghattass
May 30, 2022
6 Minute Read
“We must learn!” is a cry commonly heard on international development programs, often resulting in ineffective quarterly “pause and reflects” that occasionally include evidence. In an increasingly complex world, the development community must do better. Prioritizing the observations of frontline staff is crucial to actually learning so that we can adapt and improve programming.

Rethinking Technical Assistance in Rapidly Changing Socioeconomic Environments

Fares El Zein
May 12, 2022
5 Minute Read
The successful design and implementation of technical assistance in a rapidly changing socioeconomic environment is contingent upon participatory and systematic feedback mechanisms between implementing organizations and the communities they serve. In this blog, we share lessons from the Community Support Program in Lebanon.

3 Questions with Captain Amos Lee On Recruiting Veteran Talent in Development

Amos Lee
May 4, 2022
2 Minute Read
Our recent partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense’s SkillBridge program strengthens efforts to build a workforce that reflects Chemonics’ global presence and values. Specifically, we strive to support a workforce inclusive of the rich demographic, experiential, and cognitive diversity that individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces offer.
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How Can Researchers Better Navigate the Profits and Perils of Satellite and Open-Source Investigations?

Dr. Mette Bastholm Jensen
April 19, 2022
2 Minute Read
Satellite and open-source data are revolutionising research on conflicts, particularly those in remote, hard-to-access regions. But these fast-accelerating research methods come with their own set of risks and require careful handling.
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News: Chemonics and Partners Host Third Annual Global Digital Development Forum


April 13, 2022
5 Minute Read
This free virtual event accommodates worldwide participation from technology enthusiasts and development professionals. USAID Administrator Samantha Power will deliver the keynote address.

News: Chemonics Names Catherine Kannam as the Company’s First Chief Operating Officer


March 16, 2022
2 Minute Read
New Chief Operating Officer Catherine Kannam brings a wealth of knowledge to the newly developed role from her 15 years of international development experience, including 11 years with Chemonics.

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.