Creative Associates appoints leader of Africa strategy


December 17, 2015

A development expert with more than 25 years of experience in Africa has been named Senior Director of Africa Strategy at Creative Associates International.

“Semere is an exceptional leader who is able to use decades of outstanding program management and vision to improve the lives of people around the world,” says Leland Kruvant, President of Creative Associates International. “We are fortunate to have someone of Semere’s extensive knowledge leading Creative’s Africa strategy.”

Kruvant noted that Creative has worked in more than 20 African countries.

Solomon recently led Creative’s team that was awarded the five-year, $117 million USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus project to improve access to quality education for school-aged children in three northern states.

He currently oversees Creative’s successful USAID Education Crisis Response program, which focuses on supporting internally displaced children in Northern Nigeria.

In addition to his new role, Solomon will continue to manage both Nigerian projects.

Solomon’s experience in systems development includes more than seven years of successfully  directing the formation of education policy, human resource development, teacher training, research, planning and Education Management Information System as a Director General of Planning and Development in the Ministry of Education in his native Eritrea. He also served in several senior positions with UNESCO.

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