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Senior Advisor, Digital Development Manisha Aryal

Manisha Aryal is a development practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in designing and implementing ICT-enabled programs globally. In her current role as the Senior Advisor for Digital Development, she leads the company’s digital development strategy, providing thought leadership and hands-on support to Chemonics projects that innovate with technology solutions. Manisha also has deep expertise in media and information systems and backstops Chemonics projects that work to combat disinformation, strengthen information integrity, and build local media ecosystems. Manisha has worked in South Asia, Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans, and former Soviet countries and her previous roles have included directing a USAID-funded multi-country human rights and media program; serving as the chief of party of a USAID/OTI media initiative in Pakistan; leading a series of USAID/OFDA-supported humanitarian information initiatives post-disaster and post-political emergencies; managing a thriving radio and television production house; and producing radio and television programs on a range of conflict stabilization, political transition and rule of law issues. Manisha has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Flying the Last Mile — Integrating Cargo Drones into Health Supply Chains

This post originally appeared on Devex. In remote regions of Malawi, terrain, infrastructure, and resource limitations delay — and can even prevent — lifesaving diagnoses and medicine deliveries to hospitals and health centers. Similar obstacles exist in countries across the developing world and the global health community is starting to turn to drones to speed…