Center for Applied Learning and Impact

Center for Applied Learning and Impact

IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact strengthens the assessment of IREX’s impact, develops cutting-edge new approaches, creates a dedicated space for learning, and integrates technology and gender across the IREX portfolio.

The Center includes a director and a core group of advisers:

Jill Miller is an international development professional with 18 years of progressive experience in democracy and governance, education, gender and youth. In her current capacity as director of the Center for Applied Learning and Impact at IREX, Jill leads a team that develops cutting-edge new program approaches, fosters learning across the IREX portfolio and beyond, and assesses IREX’s impact. More about Jill »

Joy Amulya serves as senior monitoring, evaluation, and learning advisor in the Center for Applied Learning and Impact. Joy leads the Strategic Evaluation and Learning initiative, which carries out projects and activities that support IREX in becoming more systematic, coordinated, and intentional about data, evaluation, and learning. More about Joy »

Tsega Belachew is IREX’s youth and economic opportunities advisor. She works within the Center for Applied Learning and Impact and the Youth Practice to drive IREX’s learning around youth employment, entrepreneurship, and workforce engagement. More about Tsega »

Amy Bernath contributes to IREX’s strategy and learning agenda for developing and expanding effective programming to create positive change in higher education and secondary education globally. More about Amy »

Philip Davidovich supports the Community Solution Program and the Monitoring and Evaluation track of the Impact Fellowship Summit that IREX facilitates. More about Philip »

Charles Guedenet serves as a monitoring and evaluation advisor within IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact where he is responsible for measuring IREX’s global impact and supporting organizational learning, accountability, and data-informed decision-making. More about Charles »

Anne Laesecke is the monitoring and evaluation advisor for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. More about Anne »

Julian Geoffrey López is a data and insights specialist in IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact, and the financial management lead for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders. More about Julian »

Nina Oduro is the leadership technical advisor supporting IREX's leadership programs and the Center for Applied Learning and Impact's initiatives on research, learning, and innovation. More about Nina »

Sheila Scott is the senior technical advisor for gender in IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact, where she brings expertise on gender and inclusion, women's empowerment, gender-based violence, civil society, good governance, and youth. More about Sheila »

Tara Susman-Peña is a senior technical advisor in IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact and in the Information & Media practiceShe specializes in the role of media, information, and innovation in governance, development, and resilience. More about Tara »

Matthew Vanderwerff is deputy director for IREX's Information and Media Practice. He provides direct program management and technical assistance in Washington, DC. More about Matt »

Samhir Vasdev is the advisor for digital development in IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact. More about Samhir »