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Managing Director, Global Health Robert Brookes
Robert Brookes is a public health and project management specialist with more than 14 years of experience designing and managing assistance programs across sectors of development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He currently leads efforts to develop corporate relationships with health organizations and experts, and contributes to industry initiatives and discourse to promote and further global goals for health. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Brookes conducted research on vaccines for cancer and bacterial infections and served as a U.S. Crisis Corps Volunteer in El Salvador, working with Project Concern International. He has also served as a U.S Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, working primarily with teachers in rural settings to integrate health education into schools’ curricula. Mr. Brookes has an MPH/MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Mary Washington.
by Robert Brookes
Development is not working — at least not at the scale or pace needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This is the central, fact-based premise behind calls and movements to do development differently from host-country recipients of aid, international organizations, donors, and implementing partners. Such calls emphasize adaptive, locally-owned, problem-solving approaches to tackle chronic development challenges.…