Mona Davies
Senior Program Manager, Food Security and Livelihoods

Mona A. Davies currently serves as a Senior Program Manager with the Food Security and Livelihoods team, where she manages the THRIVE Portfolio of projects. As a Business Development Manager with the Resource Development Unit, Mona led acquisitions of major public (U.S. Govt.) grants including World Vision’s flagship ($74M/38 partners/11 countries) Core Group Polio Eradication Project. Before World Vision, Mona was a Senior Program Manager for Economic Development and Gender at Africare. After a 13-year tenure as a Buyer and Product Development Specialist with Smithsonian Enterprises, Mona founded The Culture Shop - a social enterprise - based in Washington, D.C., that economically empowered artisans and small-scale farmers in developing countries through Fair Trade. In this capacity, she also mentored Afro-Brazilian youth entrepreneurs through a U.S. State Dept. International Fellowship Exchange program.

Areas of expertise
  • General Experience: Certified project management;  positioning  & proposal development for U.S. Govt.,  foundation and private donor grants;  entrepreneurship; branding & marketing
  • Sectoral Experience: Agriculture & Food Security, Economic Development, Gender & Social Inclusion, Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
  • Facilitator: Building Secure Livelihoods (BSL) Program Model
  • Languages: English, West African Creole, basic French

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Design & Merchandising; Virginia Commonwealth University
Executive Master of Business Administration – International Business; George Washington University