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Manager of Special Programs and E...

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States
World Cocoa Foundation
1411 K Street, NW Suite 1300
Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20005
United States

Company Description: Mission: The World Cocoa Foundation promotes a sustainable cocoa economy through economic and social development and environmental conservation in cocoa growing...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Leland International Hunger Fellow
    World Cocoa Foundation
  • Leland International Hunger Fellow
    World Cocoa Foundation Consultant in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Project Management at

Education

  • M.A. , Anthropology of Development
    University of Sussex , England
  • B.A. , Political Economics
    Evergreen State College
  • graduate degree , Anthropology of Development
    University of Sussex , England
  • bachelors degree , Political Economics
    Evergreen State College
  • graduate degree , International Development
    University of Sussex
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Web References
Officers and Staff | World Cocoa Foundation
worldcocoafoundation.org, 5 Oct 2013 [cached]
Laura Ostenso, Manager of Special Programs and Evaluation
Laura Ostenso is a manager of Special Programs and Evaluation at the World Cocoa Foundation. She focuses on community development, mobile technology, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Download bio
July 20, 2011, Washington, DC and ...
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July 20, 2011, Washington, DC and Accra, Ghana - The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced today that Leland International Hunger Fellow Laura Ostenso will join its ECHOES Alliance team based in Accra, Ghana beginning this month.…Read More >
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Laura Ostenso
Laura Ostenso, MA, is a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow at the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF). She works with WCF education and livelihoods programs to in-vestigate programmatic progress and impact, participate in private-public partnerships that advance farmer livelihoods and education in Ghana, and to identify the linkages of WCF's programmatic work with hunger alleviation and poverty reduction. Based in Accra until June 2012, Laura will be based in Washington, DC, starting July 2012.
Before starting as a Leland Fellow, Laura was a staff member at Innovation Network and served as a consultant to a variety of nonprofit clients-from Native American cultural preservation programs and international health advocates to youth development and microfinance resource organizations-to provide research, evaluation, and capacity building services. She is passionate about supporting and advancing international development initiatives that empower nonprofits/NGOs, governments, and the communities they work for. She has worked domestically in Washington D.C., Washington State, California, and Texas, and internationally in Uganda, Taiwan, Brazil, and Ghana.
Laura received her M.A. in Anthropology of Development from the University of Sussex in Brighton, U.K. and her B.A. in Political Economics from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Since arriving in Ghana, Laura has discovered the joy of drinking hot chocolate instead of coffee, surprising her friends and family in being able to triumph over her coffee fanaticism (for the time-being). You can read about cocoa, chocolate, coffee and more on her blog: http://coffeemeetscocoa.wordpress.com/.
Innovation Network: Staff and Board Pages > lostenso
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Laura Ostenso Innovation Network: Staff and Board Pages > lostenso
Congressional Hunger Center » Laura Ostenso
www.hungercenter.org, 26 July 2013 [cached]
Laura Ostenso Congressional Hunger Center > Laura Ostenso
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Leland Fellow: Laura Ostenso >
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Laura Ostenso worked with the World Cocoa Foundation on its signature youth education and livelihoods development project, Empowering Cocoa Households with Opportunities and Education Solutions (ECHOES).
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Laura works to draw on her experience in West Africa with ECHOES to manage a new program, the Cocoa Community Development Fund (CCDF), and the ongoing Cocoa Metrics and Progress (CocoaMAP) Initiative. Both efforts leverage existing public-private partnerships to directly reach farmers; the CCDF delivers innovative small grants to cocoa growing communities, and CocoaMAP consolidates sector wide data to provide a snapshot of sustainability at the farm level to better serve cocoa farming communities. In addition, Laura works with program staff to integrate evidence-based approaches and best practices in program and knowledge management into WCF development projects, and to support the communications and outreach team in its branding and dissemination of WCF programs.
Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:
For 3½ years, Laura worked as a consultant to a variety of nonprofit clients-from Native American cultural preservation programs and international health advocates to youth development and microfinance resource organizations-to provide research, evaluation, and capacity building services. With an underlying focus on promoting community development initiatives by improving nonprofit programs and capacities, she has worked in Washington, D.C., Washington State, California, and Texas, and internationally in Uganda, Taiwan, and Brazil. Laura received her MA in the Anthropology of Development from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England and her BA in Political Economics from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Laura is a native Californian and in her spare time enjoys working as a barista in small, craft coffee houses (which she has done for eight years!).
Laura Ostenso has authored the following publications:
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