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The REAL Award is a consortium-led effort funded by the USAID Center for Resilience. It was established to respond to the growing demand among USAID missions, host governments, implementing organizations, and other key stakeholders for rigorous yet practical monitoring, evaluation, strategic analysis, and capacity-building support related to resilience. REAL consists of a consortium of Save the ChildrenFood for the HungryMercy Corps, and TANGO International.

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What We Do

The REAL Associate Award aims to identify and respond to emergent priorities for resilience analysis, and share information, tools, and promising practices to improve the efficacy of USAID-funded resilience programs.

Meet The Team

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Zubaida Akbar

Specialist, Knowledge Management and Communications

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Josh Ayers

Senior Risk and Resilience Advisor

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Claire Boswell

Senior Technical Advisor for Social and Behavioral Change

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Mary DeCoster

Director of Social and Behavioral Change Programs

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Karyn Fox

Senior Research Advisor

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Tim Frankenberger

Resilience Measurement Specialist

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Jeeyon Kim

Senior Researcher

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Jon Kurtz

Senior Director, Research and Learning

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Emily Marshall

Program Specialist

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Maja Persson

Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor

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Olga Petryniak

Senior Director, Resilience

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Bradley Sagara

Deputy Director, Research and Learning

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Jill Scantlan

Global Resilience MEL Advisor

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Corena Sharp

Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist

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Tom Spangler

Activity Director

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Gheda Temsah

Senior Research Scientist