EnCompass Insights

August 09, 2018

Beeta at a Devex Job Fair

EnCompass is proud to have been named one of the best workplaces in the Washington, D.C., area. What makes us a Top Workplace? Over the next few months, we’ll feature insights on this topic from a few members of the “EnCompass family.”

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July 19, 2018

laundry hanging to dry

It was Tuesday evening and the living room of the quaint older home in the city center was filled with a diverse and lively crowd. They had gathered to see each other and express their frustration and hardships through artistic expressions and spontaneous testimonials. A young man introduced himself, suggesting I should see another place where people had rediscovered a long-lost sense of freedom and empowerment.

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June 08, 2018

Fazel Rahim posing for International Women's Day, 2017

With just a few days until the 2018 Gender 360 Summit on June 11, which EnCompass is co-sponsoring, we are pleased to feature insights from another EnCompass staff member who will present on our work related to “Positive Girl and Boy Development,” the summit’s theme. Fazel Rahim is a Gender and Training Specialist based at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.

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June 04, 2018

Heran presenting to an audience

As we approach the 2018 Gender 360 Summit on June 11, which EnCompass is co-sponsoring, several of our staff will present on our work related to “Positive Girl and Boy Development,” the summit’s theme. To kick off this three-part series, we talked with Heran Tadesse, EnCompass’ Senior Gender Advisor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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May 21, 2018

The author with a small child in Zambia

My first experience in international development was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural village in northern Zambia. During my two years as a health volunteer, I saw time and time again projects designed by “experts” in Washington, D.C., that failed in my small village. 

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