Chemonics International is the official Lead Scale Partner for UNLEASH

Chemonics International, a leading provider of international development solutions is expanding its partnership with UNLEASH, a global innovation lab that gathers 1,000 talent annually to collaborate on solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As Lead Scale Partner for UNLEASH, Chemonics will provide year-round support to enterprising youth by connecting them to the resources they need to launch innovations designed to solve global development challenges.

UNLEASH is an exciting opportunity for Chemonics to share its 45 years of experience successfully delivering multi-dimensional development programs and scaling innovations in complex environments. The company’s approach is based on creating partnership opportunities with others in the development community — and beyond — to find solutions to the world’s toughest problems.

“We’re always striving for more effective ways to work — challenging ourselves to bring fresh perspectives to the array of development challenges we face every day,” said Executive Vice President Jamey Butcher. “UNLEASH is a new platform with incredible potential for tackling the SDGs. These youths have the ideas and the energy to get the job done, and they deserve the best resources the world has to offer.”

Chemonics will open its global network of experts to advise the youths on navigating implementation challenges so they can bring their innovative ideas to life. The company is also building its methods for achieving and scaling impact into the curriculum in Shenzhen in 2019.

Chemonics strongly believes that the SDGs provide an opportunity for the world to come together and make sustainable development a reality. In more than 70 countries, the company works across the SDGs — including agriculture and food security, health, education, gender equality, economic growth, and sustainable cities — and holds itself accountable by consistently measuring its progress.

“We’ve accomplished a lot over the years. We’re proud of our achievements, but we know that we can’t do it alone. We believe in the power of engaged youth, and we’re excited to put our heads together with like-minded people around the world. Together, we can make development work better and improve more lives as a result,” Butcher said.

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