Chris Donohue

As TechnoServe’s Regional Director for East Africa, Chris Donohue oversees regional programs, provides strategic and operational support to country offices, engages in new business development and implements standardized systems and processes that will enable TechnoServe to grow and expand its impact in the region. 

Chris is a business strategist and competitiveness specialist with 10 years of experience managing agriculture value chains, country competitiveness and institutional capacity building programs across East and Southern Africa. He holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Articles by Chris Donohue

  • Chris Donohue

    Navigating the Informal Economy Is Vital for Africa’s Rural Youth: How Do We Help Them Do That?

    Growing the formal employment sector is vital to the long-term health of African economies, but it’s not generating jobs fast enough for young people just entering the workforce. A partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and TechnoServe has provided training and mentorship to nearly 69,000 young people across rural Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda by helping them navigate existing opportunities in the informal sector. Chris Donohue at TechnoServe shares how helping young people build multiple sources of income is creating meaningful change in their lives.

    employment, global development, youth
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