Ms. Smith began her journey with the Peace Corps in Niger, where she devised and implemented nutrition and immunization education programs for women and children.
Suzanne has had extensive experience in microcredit organizations in Bangladesh, and monitored and oversaw the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) Flood Rehabilitation Project through the European Community’s Humanitarian Organization (ECHO).
For nine years, Suzanne focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, notably contributing to Save the Children’s micro-credit program. Her leadership played a pivotal role in the program’s exponential growth and the formulation of policies that supported HIV-affected families in Mozambique, enabling them to effectively manage their loans.
She collaborated with prominent organizations in Mozambique, such as the US Peace Corps, Health Alliance International, International Relief & Development, and the Academy for Education Development, focusing on curriculum design and training initiatives during the HIV/AIDS crisis.
In Afghanistan, she spearheaded gender-based training and development projects in Kandahar and Kabul. Through her efforts, she co-developed curricula and learning materials, enhanced the capabilities of teachers, and piloted a high-school program for girls, which ultimately became an elective offered in high schools under the auspices of the Afghan Ministry of Education.
Today, Suzanne actively supports Ukrainian Refugees’ support groups and aids Afghan resettlement efforts in the USA and Europe. Her commitment to women’s leadership training in developing nations remains steadfast. Moreover, she established a groundbreaking and sustainable system of transparent accounting for aid recipients, Accountable Partners©, which operates as a social enterprise.
Suzanne’s vision entails propagating the Accountable Partners© methodology across the developing world, providing a unified and simplified accounting system for grassroots partners. This approach fosters the trust necessary for scaling up program activities and engenders the lasting impact imperative to address the most pressing global challenges.