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Jenkins Macedo

Founder/Executive Director

Macedo holds a Master of Arts degree in International Development and Social Change and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States of America. He holds a double Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Geography with Concentrations in Environmental Studies and Forced Migration from Worcester State University. He holds several professional certifications within the social work sectors with an emphasis on autism, youth careers development, and social justice. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in Agriculture Education from the West African College of Sustainable Development with academic affiliation and assistance from the University of Education located in Winneba, Ghana where he was trained as an educator. He also graduated with a High National Diploma in Biblical Studies from the International Institute of Biblical Studies located in Cape Town, South Africa through distance learning.

His research interests include climate-smart agriculture, forced migration and refugees, environment, climate change, global food security, youth development, cultural exchange, and creative arts. He has conducted field research projects in the United States of America, Ghana, Lao PDR, Indonesia, and Liberia. He has written and contributed to several publications and presented at major conferences in the United States, Canada, France, Laos, and Ghana.

Macedo has over 10 years of combined professional experience working with various institutions and agencies including Children’s Aid Direct UK (CAD), European Economic Community (EEC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), RESPECT International & RESPECT Ghana, Unite for Sight, Regional Environment Council (REC), Commonwealth Corporation (CommonCorps), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and Road Scholar. He’s a member of several professional organizations including the Project Management Institute, Association of American Geographers, American Sociological Association, and the International Geographic Honor Society.

Macedo started INDESEEM, Inc. in 2013 while in Lao PDR during a year-long field research at the International Water Management Institute. His research at IWMI was funded by the Center for Global Food Security at Purdue University in partnership with USAID and CIMMYT. In 2011, Macedo also won an academic research grant awarded by Compton Foundation as part of the foundation’s commitment to promote and enhance international development, environment, and sustainability in developing countries. You may access his full curriculum vitae here. Macedo is an active member and power user of SAS Institution analytics.

His key expertise includes organizational development, applied research, monitoring & evaluation, sustainability assessment, predictive analytics, modeling, international development, environment, climate change, agriculture, sustainable communities, forced migration, and human security.