Chemonics is committed to including groups that have historically faced discrimination or marginalization. For example, we advocate for indigenous people’s rights, the rights of ethnic, linguistic, and religious minorities, and social cohesion. We work to ensure that staff and implementing partners respect the rights of minority groups and engage them as authentic partners. We strive to address the systemic challenges and disadvantages faced by these communities, and we work with them through representative organizations, key leaders, and individuals with these lived experiences to ensure their contributions are built into program design and program results.
Inclusion of Minority Groups .
Nature-based Solutions for Scaled Impact
Luis Fernando Jara, Chemonics’ Chief of Party for the USAID Páramos and Forests Activity, explains how the project is supporting the Colombian government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions 51% by 2030.
Faces of Financial Inclusion: Developing Financial Alternatives for Indigenous Groups
The Colombia Rural Finance Initiative provided training and financial software to support Rotary Funds as a financial alternative for indigenous business owners in the Nasa Community.