IDEAL

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The Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) activity is funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) that works to support the United States Government’s goal of improving food and nutrition security among the world’s most vulnerable households and communities. IDEAL addresses knowledge and capacity gaps expressed by the food and nutrition security implementing community, supporting them in the design and implementation of effective emergency and non-emergency food security activities. IDEAL is led by Save the Children and implemented by a consortium that includes The Kaizen Company, Mercy Corps, and TANGO International. Click here to access our IDEAL FAQ. 

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What We Do

IDEAL aims to answer the needs of the food security community through our Small Grants Program, capacity strengthening activities, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and stakeholder consultations. Through the activities below, IDEAL facilitates the transfer of knowledge among emergency and non-emergency practitioners and increases the availability of resources necessary to design food security programming.

Meet The Team

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James Akai

Regional Facilitator, East and Southern Africa

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Suzanne Ammari

Deputy Activity Director

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Luisa Angelsmith

Organizational Development Manager

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Lloyd Banwart

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Advisor

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Piers Bocock

Senior Adaptive Management Advisor

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Suzanne Buracas

Senior Events Coordinator

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Bianca Flokstra

Strategic Learning & Capacity Development Advisor

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Karyn Fox

Qualitative Research & Resilience Specialist

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Jenny Haddle

Adaptive Management Advisor

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Grace Krauser

Program Officer

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Dasha Kosmynina

Director, Administration and Operations

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Amy Leo

Senior Adaptive Management Specialist

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Gitau Mbure

Food Security Technical Advisor

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Maja Persson

Communications & Knowledge Management Advisor

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Darin Ottenhoff

Emergency Senior Specialist

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Elizabeth Pearce

Instructional Design Senior Specialist

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Addi Qatamin

Strategic Learning and Adaptive Management Senior Specialist

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Chris Riggs

Organizational Learning Specialist

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Karen Romano

Activity Director

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Siddarth Senthilkumaran

Program Associate

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Elly Sukup

Food Security Technical Officer

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Camille Tacastacas

Knowledge Management Senior Specialist

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Kirsten Tanifum

Small Grants Program Specialist

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Norma Toussaint

Senior Advisor, Food Security & Learning

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Laura Zillmer

Research Associate & M&E Specialist