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Senior Specialist, Digital Development Eugénie Lund-Simon
As the Senior Specialist for Chemonics’ Digital Development practice, Eugénie Lund-Simon currently supports the design and implementation of programs promoting open, secure, and inclusive digital ecosystems. Her work focuses on exploring how technology can reduce the spread of disinformation, counter violent extremism, and support media ecosystems in conflict and post-conflict settings. Ms. Lund-Simon previously spent over three years within Chemonics’ West and Central Africa and Haiti division managing business development initiatives across sectors including stabilization, governance, and economic growth. In this role, she completed assignments including designing the conflict sensitivity strategy for the USAID Democratic Republic of Congo Investment Activity, recruiting local staff for the USAID/OTI Burkina Faso Regional Program, and conducting research trips in countries including Niger, Liberia, Senegal, and Ghana. Ms. Lund-Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University.
by Eugénie Lund-Simon
Although international development programs often seek to extend aid efforts to the LGBTQ community as part of an inclusive development approach, these efforts can fail in places where there is a significant dichotomy between the program’s goals and the host country’s legislative and religious norms. LGBTQ efforts can be sidelined when aid efforts focus on…