Who : Our People : Technical Experts
Gender & Youth Specialist, ACDI/VOCA, USA
Morgan Mercer is an associate director for gender and youth with 10 years of experience in international development. At ACDI/VOCA, she provides technical guidance to agricultural market systems programs related to gender integration, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development in Burkina Faso, Colombia, Guinea, Jamaica, Liberia, Mozambique, and Paraguay. She also guides the design and development of technical strategies and tools in gender and youth for the organization. Morgan coauthored the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) report, “Youth Engagement in Agricultural Value Chains across Feed the Future,” leading research in Liberia and Nepal, and the “Cultivating Women’s Empowerment: Stories from Feed the Future 2011-2015” report. Previously, Morgan conducted gender assessments for CARE International in Mali and Tanzania and developed curriculum and training on behavior change interventions for AED/FHI360 and Danya International. Morgan holds a master’s in development practice from Emory University and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of South Carolina.