I joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in January of 2015 to help launch a $45 million Congressionally mandated program called the "localworks". localworks is about supporting the creativity and resourcefulness of local communities, and enabling them to drive their own development without foreign assistance. We’re staying away from the kind of development that is prescribed by USAID and instead moving towards the kind that’s owned and led by local organizations and communities—who, by the way, understand their needs and wants way better than myself or anyone else in Washington D.C.
The projects listed below chronicle the work I've done at USAID in the past 2.5 years launching a development initiative that is near and dear to my heart. Please note, due to the sensitive nature of some of the work, not all projects could be shared.