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Sonia Arias

Education Advisor, West and Central Africa and Haiti Regional Business Unit Sonia Arias

Sonia Arias is an expert in program strategy, design, and implementation of education projects. She currently serves as education advisor for Chemonics’ West and Central Africa and Haiti regional business unit. Previously, she served as deputy chief of party for USAID ACCELERE project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There, she led program activities, including early grade reading, teaching and learning materials, training design and implementation, book supply chain, access and retention strategies, formative assessment and administration, and accelerated learning programs. Her areas of expertise include instructional systems design, teacher professional development, human and institutional capacity development assessments, education management information systems, and instructional technologies. Ms. Arias holds an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology, and she is fluent in French, Spanish, and English.