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Senior Manager Oscar Jacob

Oscar Jacob is a Senior Manager at Chemonics with over eight years of experience designing and implementing agricultural market development, investment facilitation, and climate finance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti. He specializes in blended finance portfolio design, agribusiness resilience building, and operational planning and execution of multi-stakeholder projects. He is currently the Senior Manager for the Climate Finance for Development Accelerator. Oscar has a B.A. in Economics and is pursuing his MS in Agricultural Economics from Purdue and his MBA from Indiana Kelley School of Business.

by Oscar Jacob

Voices from Our Projects: Critical Skills for Private Sector Engagement

This blog post is the second in a series on private sector engagement. Check out our previous blog here. You’re starting up a new project. Perhaps it’s focused on environmental protection, or anticorruption, or at-risk youth. In any case, you know that the private sector will be a critical partner for achieving your objectives sustainably.…

Why Mangroves Are Among The Most Valuable Species in the World

Mangrove trees are among the most valuable plant species in the world as they create a unique ecosystem that can help mitigate climate change impacts.

Our journey from incubation to market: Status of Aflasafe commercialisation in Africa

Aflatoxin exposure is frequent and widespread in most African countries. Key staples such as maize and roundnuts are particularly vulnerable to aflatoxin contamination. A stealthy and silent killer, aflatoxin is a major concern because of its acute, chronic and irreversible health effects on people and livestock, sometimes leading to fatalities.