Stephen is a household economy analysis (HEA) and livelihoods specialist. Stephen has a strong background in food security and livelihoods analysis, early warning, program development and evaluation, livelihoods mapping, training, and facilitation. Stephen's professional work includes applying and adapting a livelihoods analytical framework for early warning systems in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Central America. He has specialized experience in modifying and developing the HEA framework toward meeting the needs of emerging issues in the humanitarian and development fields. This includes a market-led livelihoods project aimed at improving household earning potential through linkages to more viable markets in Ethiopia and a SCUK initiative to design and monitor viable interventions for pastoralists in Northeast Kenya. Stephen has also used the HEA framework to inform project planning and to establish monitoring and evaluation systems. Stephen began working with FEG Consulting on the FEWS NET project in 2004, based in Washington, DC. Stephen also has experience evaluating nutritional programs and facilitating educational workshops in Mexico and, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, working with communities in Honduras to design and implement water and sanitation projects. He has worked in an array of environments and contexts including Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, México, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Palestine, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Uganda, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. He is a U.S. citizen and speaks fluent English and Spanish.