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Principal Advisor, Education Emet Mohr
Emet Mohr is a former teacher, chief of party, education systems specialist, and executive who is now Principal Advisor on our Education Practice, providing strategic support in education policy and locally led systems development. He served as senior vice president for Caucasus and Central Asia, East and Southern Africa, and Chemonics’ Project Development and Support Division. He has broad experience leading program design and implementation throughout Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, and East and Southern Africa and, as an executive, oversaw Chemonics’ education and youth practice activities. He served as chief of party for an innovative education project in Georgia and has conducted technical assignments, from Jordan to Peru, helping to build the education practice at Chemonics. In addition to serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, he has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and has completed graduate coursework in education at the University of Virginia and George Mason University.
by Emet Mohr
Creating a Win-Win for Youth and the Private Sector
Across the world, 13.6 percent of youth are unemployed and almost 20 percent, or 260 million, are out of school. For those who manage to find a job, a staggering 17.1 percent still live below the extreme poverty threshold. The truth is that there are still too many young people who lack the education, skills,…
To Lower Youth Unemployment, Play the Matchmaker
This blog post was originally published by Making Cents International as part of their Future of Work blog series ahead of the Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. Youth unemployment is a huge issue in the developing world. According to the International Labour Organization, 71 million youth were estimated to be unemployed in 2016 and 37 percent of working…
Teacher Learning Circles: A Locally Owned Complement to Coaching
Coaching is a welcomed response to the need for active and continuous teacher professional development, which is linked to student achievement gains. Coaching provides significant short-term impact on instruction, but comes with potential long-term sustainability issues due to its high price tag and possible lack of local ownership. Teacher learning circles (TLCs) can serve as…