Suzanne Smith

Founder & Director, Accountable Partners

Suzanne has lived and worked abroad for over 20 years. Her focus is on training and capacity building. She began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, working at a rural clinic and focusing on child survival. She went on to work in Bangladesh and then Mozambique, where she managed a micro credit program. She then turned her focus to working with community groups, village health workers and nurses, to strengthen outreach and organizational capacity in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Suzanne went on to work in Afghanistan, where she helped design and then implemented a life and work skills training for female high school teachers as part of USAID’s PROMOTE.

Suzanne's trainings are accessible, fun, engaging, and most importantly she ensures people leave feeling good about themselves and confident in their ability to learn new things. Suzanne founded Accountable Partners to make sure community based organizations have the systems, skills and support they need to account for donor funds accurately and transparently, to the last dollar spent. She is advocating for the adoption -across all donors- of a single internationally recognized standard of accounting for community organizations.

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