Host Organization: Mercy Corps
First Year Placement
For her first year, Farah supported Mercy Corps’ US Policy and Advocacy team in bringing education, technical program understanding, and policy awareness to internal and external audiences in the food security space. Farah represented Mercy Corps with InterAction, the largest consortia in D.C. of humanitarian and development actors, on specific food security policy, program, and funding priorities in-conjunction with two specific working groups: Food Security, Nutrition, and Agriculture and the Food Aid Reform Sub-working group. Additionally, Farah contributed to the organization’s food security-related policy, advocacy, and external engagement work by supporting legislation such as the Global Food Security Act, the Farm Bill, and other pieces of legislation relevant to Mercy Corps’ work. She also helped steer Mercy Corps’ internal Food Security Strategy development.
Second Year Placement
For her second year, Farah is working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and Program teams on the McGovern-Dole Food Education and Child Nutrition Program in Uzbekistan. Farah supports projects related to social behavior change and qualitative data collection, donor reporting, nutrition, and health activities.