Tag Archives: USAID

Saeed Murad Rahi

Afghanistan Rule of Law Senior Program Coordinator at USAID, Rahi is a legislative specialist with over 12 years of experience in rule of law, justice, anti-corruption and governance in Afghanistan.  As a USAID Project Management Specialist, Rahi has developed strong institutional analytical and development skills that include advising the Afghan justice sectors on gender integration. ...More

Doreen Ruto

“Doreen’s early life included schooling, becoming a teacher, entering marriage, and giving birth to two sons. In 1998, she lost her husband in the US embassy bombing in Nairobi. In subsequent years, she courageously continued her education, both in terms of participation in survivors’ groups and in formal education – ultimately coming to Eastern Mennonite ...More

Francois Traore

Francois is a Democracy and Governance Program Specialist with the United States Agency for International Development Mission for Guinea and Sierra Leone. As such, he is responsible for the design, planning, management, implementation and monitoring of democracy and governance activities in USAID/Guinea and Sierra Leone mission. He also advises on, make a determination of work ...More

Consultations Launched in Conjunction with SPI

In late May, 2014, 35 people from 11 countries gathered on campus to discuss their ongoing work with EMU’s Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program. It was the first in a new series of practitioner-focused consultations and conferences that will be held each year during the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI). “We wanted to ...More

Latin America director for charity founded by George Soros

Sandra Dunsmore, Grad. Cert. ’97 Washington, D.C. Before Sandra Dunsmore became a CTP student, she worked for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in El Salvador. During the last two years of El Salvador’s war, from 1990 to 1992, she met with, listened to, and encouraged the leaders of labor, peasant and business organizations to ...More

From Self And Community To Systems

Mental health worker – Professor – Schoolteacher – Full-time parent – Mediator – Lawyer – PhD student Administrator – Writer – Consultant – Newspaper editor – Hospital staffer – UN official – Computer engineer – Grandmother – Priest The post-EMU paths followed by CJP’s 36 earliest graduates are as diverse as the 10 countries in ...More

The First D: Economic Development in Afghanistan

I was invited to Afghanistan for a week-long consultancy in June 2009 with an organization funded by USAID to bolster Afghan-run businesses. The organization is called Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED), a program implemented by DAI, based in Bethesda, Maryland. Its more than 75 staff members, drawn from five regional ASMED offices in ...More