Please join us in congratulating our Senior Learning Advisor, Amy Johnson, who is beginning her term as a Policy & Learning Workgroup Co-Chair at the Society for International Development-United States (SID-US). SID-US is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), an international network that operates in more than 50 countries worldwide and serves as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social, and political development.
As Co-Chair of the Workgroup, Johnson will support efforts to inform and influence the ongoing dialogue about the evolving practices of policy development, strategic planning, and program design and implementation. She will organize sharing and learning events that unpack what policy implementation looks like in development. As she looks to the year ahead, Johnson is particularly eager to help the international development community make progress toward localization efforts by centering voices from country-based programs and deepening discussions related to the decolonization of aid.
“SID-US brings together colleagues from across the international development space from government agencies, academia, and implementing agencies to cultivate exchange of ideas for learning and transformation,” says Johnson.
Johnson has more than 25 years of experience, including leadership positions in federal government, nonprofit organizations, and grassroots associations implementing projects across the globe and in the United States. Since joining EnCompass in 2018, she has supported staff capacity strengthening and organizational effectiveness for USAID’s Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization, the Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention, the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management, the Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, and the Bureau for Global Health.
We also want to congratulate another member of our EnCompass team, Amy Chin, who recently completed her 3-year term as the Co-Chair of the SID Independent Consultants Network (ICN). In this role, she helped to foster a community of interest for existing and emerging international development consultants.
She will continue to serve as a speaker at SID-US career fairs.
We are so proud of Amy Johnson and Amy Chin for their service and for taking on leadership roles with SID-US.