Children, Youth and Economic Strengthening
The CYES Network and Learning Platform were established to build a network of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children through effective economic strengthening programming. By working through substantial partnerships, led by FHI 360's STRIVE Program, USAID/Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, the FHI 360 FIELD Program and The SEEP Network, the CYES Network and the Learning Platform aim to:
- Showcase the innovations and learning of CYES-focused organizations and programs
- Foster the creation of partnerships across participating organizations
- Provide a reliable source of information on the latest resources and opportunities
- Link CYES initiatives together to enhance the impact of investments in this area
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Meet the CYES Facilitator
Claire specializes in economic development and social protection with a focus on program design, policy and operational issues as they relate to targeting vulnerable populations (OVCs, elderly, people living with a disability, etc.). Other areas of subject matter expertise include food security, value chain analysis, and poverty measurement. Currently Claire works for MarketShare Associates (MSA) as a consultant. Past experience includes assignments with UNICEF, World Bank, DFID, USAID, and others. Before turning to the field of development assistance, Claire spent eight years working in software development, building client relationship management (CRM) systems for large financial institutions and online retail organizations. Claire holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado, a Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. More >>
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