Devang Vussonji
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Devang is a Partner with Dalberg, based in Dar es Salaam. He also leads Dalberg's Education to Employment practice. He advises both public and private sector clients on topics such as youth unemployment, employment readiness, vocational training, primary and secondary education, and innovative financing mechanisms. He has written articles on youth unemployment for publications such as The Financial Times’ This is Africa, The Mail & Guardian and NORRAG, and he has been quoted in publications such as Devex. He has also served as a panelist on this topic at forums such as the Harvard Africa Development Conference, AAI’s State of Education in Africa Conference, ANDE’s Annual Conference, and the Making Cents Global Youth Opportunities Summit.

Devang has led a number of studies in the Education to Employment sector across the African continent, including studies in South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Benin, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco and Egypt. His recent projects have included investor due diligence on a chain of low-fee private schools in Kenya; development of a public-private partnership for the introduction of contract/charter schools in South Africa; design of a national vocational skills training strategy in Rwanda; creation of a social impact bond for youth employment programs in Morocco; and development of a management training program for the agribusiness sector in Africa. Devang has helped Dalberg develop a Youth Unemployment Knowledge Hub that compiles the learnings from these engagements and makes them available for all stakeholders in this ecosystem.  

Outside of Dalberg, Devang served as a Steering Committee Member of the South Africa chapter of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). Prior to joining Dalberg, Devang worked for six years with Mercer Consulting in the United States where he advised Fortune 500 companies on strategic human capital and performance measurement issues. Devang was also an Education Pioneers Fellow in Chicago through which he advised the Chicago Jesuit Academy. He has advised the Meritas Family of Schools, a network of private boarding schools and taught mathematics in rural Tanzania. He holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College. He was born and raised in India.

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