Our Specialists.

Director Stacia George

Stacia George is a director in Chemonics’ West and Central Africa and Haiti Division. She previously served as the deputy director for USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) and is an expert in conflict management and international development with specializations in conflict-affected environments, stabilization, democracy, and community-driven development programming. Prior to this Ms. George was a Foreign Policy Fellow for Senator Chris Coons and also worked at Caerus Associates. She held an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations in 2011 and previously spent 11 years with USAID including service in Pakistan. She managed OTI’s Afghanistan program as the deputy team leader for Asia and the Middle East, established programs in Colombia, Nepal, and Sudan, and served as their country representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ms. George holds degrees in international studies and Spanish from Niagara University and international conflict management and economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS).

by Stacia George

Education as a Key to Solving Conflicts

Those of us who work in peacebuilding pull out every tool in our toolbox to solve conflicts — we talk about infrastructure, jobs, agriculture, governance, and youth programs. But youth programs tend to focus on out-of-school individuals aged 18-35 years old, not school-aged children. And rarely do people talk about supporting children — nor education…