Chemonics supports tomorrow’s generation of world leaders — from small-scale farmers to healthcare workers, from community organizers to policy advocates. We take a cross-sectoral approach to youth development, ensuring that youth voices are raised across all sectors of our work. We recognize the heterogeneity of the global youth population, so our approach emphasizes intersectionality of youth identities and embraces the diversity of youths’ socio-economic, cultural, and environmental experiences. Chemonics ensures equity for youth stakeholders by putting them in the driver’s seat – working beside and for them for change. We support youth to gain the skills they need, foster partnerships for change, and work with governments and other young people to create an enabling environment for youth development.
Empowering Youth .
Supporting USAID’s Jordan National Water Internship Program through the Water Governance Activity
The USAID Jordan Water Governance Activity, implemented by Chemonics, is excited to support USAID's Jordan National Water Internship Program.
Enabling the Changemakers: Youth in a Just, Green Transition
As part of our efforts to work with young people to develop youth-centered and youth-responsive green workforce development programming, we asked some of those young people to tell us more about the skills that will help young people.
Cross-Sectoral Analysis of Positive Youth Development in Chemonics’ Programs
Chemonics’ youth experts and graduate students from Arizona State University determined how our projects align with USAID’s Positive Youth Development framework. In this video, Rahul Sivaram talks about his team's work.
Empowering Youth to Drive Economic Reform in Tunisia
The Tunisia JOBS project works with university students to demystify the economic reform process and introduce how they can advocate for positive change that will create more job opportunities and improved competition.
What Men Can Do, Ladies Can Do
The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity partnered with Sing With Me Happily to train 108 female youth in tractor operations and help them find employment across Uganda.
In Goma, Literacy Forms Foundation of Economic Success
In the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through the ACCELERE!1 project, USAID and DFID co-developed the first-ever functional literacy modules in the local language of Kiswahili.
Youth Involvement in Agriculture
Philip DeCosse sits down with Dr. Tom Reardon to discuss opportunities for youth to benefit from intermediary growth.
Community Academy in Aceh Tamiang
With support from the USAID Higher Education Leadership and Management project, the Community Academy in Aceh Tamiang empowers students with the entrepreneurial and practical skills needed to start their own businesses.
How Can The Tourism Sector Benefit Youth?
How can the $7.6 trillion tourism industry benefit young people in their countries? Ibrahim Osta, chief of party for the USAID Jordan Building Economic Sustainability Through Tourism program, shares his perspective.