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Director, Chemonics Global Impact Collaboratory Peggy Ochandarena

Peggy Ochandarena has designed, managed, and evaluated international development projects in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. She established and co-directs the Global Impact Collaboratory, a partnership with Arizona State University. Ms. Ochandarena established Chemonics’ home office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) department, including creation of policies and procedures; development and delivery of training curricula for home office, project office, and U.S. government employees, establishing Chemonics’ MEL certificate program; created company-wide indicators and data collection to aggregate projects’ results; supervised rollout and support of MEL software. She has designed and delivered training for U.S. government personnel in the U.S. and abroad on numerous topics, as well as for host country personnel, local partners, and home-office employees. Ms. Ochandarena is a justice and security sector expert with extensive experience in designing, managing, and evaluating programs to strengthen the rule of law, security sector reform, institutional strengthening, and good governance. She is a certified mediator, has a master’s degree in social work from Boston College, and holds a J.D. from Georgia State University. She recently served as chief of party for the USAID Enhancing Palestinian Justice Program in the West Bank.

Blog Posts by Peggy Ochandarena

The Challenge of Measuring Climate Change Adaptation

Although the causes of climate change and the roles various nations must play in fighting it have been hotly debated, data provide solid evidence that our planet is facing significant climate challenges that impact our livelihoods, our well-being, and even our very lives. Addressing climate change requires a two-fold strategy: mitigation to deal with carbon…