This Symposium will present experience and research from the past five years of Chemonics’ programming and others’ experiences using political economy analysis and savvy, adaptive approaches to improve development effectiveness and sustainability. The Symposium will also explore future uses of Thinking and Working Politically (TWP), including integration with behavior science and supporting truly locally-led development.
With facilitation by Senior Advisor Jennifer Swift-Morgan, Bryce Watson, and other Chemonics TWP practitioners, speakers will include Alina Rocha Menocal, director of the Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice; David Jacobstein, democracy specialist with the Policy, Coordination, and Integration Team of USAID’s Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance; Charles Abani, United Nations resident coordinator, Ghana; Chris Marshall, team leader of the FCDO Western Balkans Rule of Law Initiative; Larisa Romanenko, deputy chief of party of the USAID Ukraine Democratic Governance East Activity; Christian Adanu, monitoring, evaluation, and learning manager for the USAID Nigeria Northeast Connection Activity; Nadine Machikou, professor of political science at the University of Yaoundé II and co-editor in chief of the Review Politique Africaine; and Jenny Hodgson, executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations.
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