Discussing career growth and workplace dedication with Tetra Tech’s Jeannelle Blanchard
Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, is writing a series of blog posts about learning from women at Tetra Tech who are leading significant international development projects. In this post, she introduces our Jeannelle Blanchard, Chief of Party for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Powering Agriculture Support Task Order project. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
Improving the capacity of critical land management institutions in Liberia
David Felson, an associate focused on land tenure and property rights with Tetra Tech International Development Services, reflects on the role of land resources management in Liberia and how secure property rights can promote stability, following decades of conflict.
Employing public-private partnerships to make a difference for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa
On July 13, 2017, Tetra Tech participated in the Society for International Development-Washington’s (SID-W) event, Power Africa and Successful Public-Private Partnerships for Africa’s Energy Future, discussing the U.S. government’s Power Africa Initiative, which is working to bring 30,000 megawatts (MW) of power and 60 million new electricity connections to the continent. During the keynote address, Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, noted the importance of electricity for the health, education, and employment of people living in Africa.
Recognizing the importance of female leadership in the engineering and international development fields
Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, will be writing a series of blog posts about working with and learning from women who are leading international development endeavors at Tetra Tech. In this post, she introduces us to the three experts and their areas of focus and explains her experience at Tetra Tech. In subsequent posts, she will provide an in-depth look at each woman’s work.
Providing access to insurance to help governments of poorer countries deal with more climate-related disasters
On the Thomson Reuters Foundation blog, Tetra Tech’s Richard Choularton, senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience for International Development, recently discussed the importance of expanding access to insurance to address the impact of natural disasters. In his post, Richard reflects on lessons learned in recent years.
Assessing food security, famine, and early warning systems in the face of a changing climate
Richard Choularton is a senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience with Tetra Tech International Development Services. As the former Chief of the World Food Programme’s Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, he is a recognized, world-renowned expert in climate change adaptation and risk mitigation, resilience, food security, emergency preparedness, and early warning systems. Richard previously served as director of the Office of Humanitarian Assistance at CHF International.
Building an enabling framework to increase investment, transparency, and access to electricity across Africa
Ignacio Rodriguez, director for power sector and energy reforms at Tetra Tech, was part of a Tetra Tech delegation that attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ignacio shared insights as part of a panel discussion of the importance of the regulator as an independent entity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.