Mowdou Naky

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: CRS, Baltimore, MD Mowdou served as a Policy Analyst for Food Security and Agriculture at CRS headquarters in Baltimore. He work in the Agriculture and Livelihood unit within the Program Impact and Quality Assurance department. Mowdou … Read more

Samantha Alvis

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities International Programs Office, Washington, DC As an International Development and Programs Specialist at APLU, Samantha worked on the Knowledge Center for Advancing Development Through Higher Education, which focuses on … Read more

Zach Andersson

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: FHI 360, Washington, DC Based in Washington, DC, Zach continued to support FHI 360’s LIFT II project in Malawi, while applying lessons learned to inform implementation in Lesotho, Tanzania, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read more

Stella Nordhagen

Stella, a native of Colorado, completed a PhD and MPhil at the University of Cambridge in Environmental Economics and Policy as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Her PhD research, done in collaboration with Bioversity International and based on fieldwork in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea, focused on the influence of climate … Read more

Field Placement: Helen Keller International, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Stella worked with Helen Keller International in Burkina Faso on an integrated nutrition-sensitive agriculture project aimed at ameliorating childhood malnutrition. This multi-pronged approach focuses on targeting root determinants of malnutrition across the … Read more

Shannon Patty

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: FEWS NET, Washington, DC Shannon continued her field research by developing an analysis approach for humanitarian assistance within the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) framework in preparation for a global FEWS NET training session. The initial … Read more

Megann Mielke

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: Winrock International, Arlington, VA For her Policy Year Megann continued to support SolutionMUS​, Winrock International’s global initiative to scale-up the adoption of Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS). As a technical advisor, she worked on the development of a standard system for planning, monitoring … Read more

Hunter Michelsen

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: Concern Worldwide, Dublin, Ireland For his policy year Hunter worked in Concern Worldwide’s headquarters as a Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Policy Analyst. He worked with the Steering Committee of the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance … Read more

Elizabeth Kiewisch

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: World Cocoa Foundation, Washington, DC Building on her field experience, Elizabeth continued to work with WCF to integrate gender perspectives into WCF’s new CocoaAction strategy, an innovative platform that brings cocoa industry members together to … Read more

Summary of the CocoaLink Program

The CocoaLink program brings together industry actors and national governments working in cocoa to use digital outreach to disseminate information about cocoa-farming and social issues such as health and the worst forms of child labor. As a Fellow, I worked … Read more

Summary of the CocoaMAP Program

The CocoaMAP program brings together cocoa sector actors to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for cocoa sustainability that the sector can report to. As a Fellow, I coordinated the effort from the WCF side along with two external consultants with … Read more

Policy Brief on Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture in Kenya

This policy brief communicates the results from field research about carbon-reducing projects to policy-makers and organizations considering funding future projects. The brief aims to show that gender was an important concept in the design of these projects, and that for these … Read more