Ethiopian Self Help Initiative (ESHI) - US chapter fundraising team
Mark Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Practice in The New Schools graduate International Affairs program, teaching Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Cycle Management, Worst and
Best Practices in International Aid and Development, and supervising capstone Practicum projects. He also regularly takes students to Ethiopia during the summer to work with local non-
profits as part of the university International Field Program.
Mark Johnson, right, with CoSAP data collector Henok Mengistu on a visit to an Addis Ababa Self-Help Group in 2019.
Mark started working with CoSAP in 2010, helping with their internal monitoring and evaluation, developing a program logical framework and data collection, including a quantitative
scorecard to measure the well-being of SHG members that shows the benefits - financial and psychosocial - of membership.
He also serves as Monitoring and Evaluation Director and Board Consultant for Wide Horizons for Children, an international child welfare agency, and became President of the New York
Consortium of Evaluators in 2022.
Prior to joining The New School University, Johnson worked in emergency relief, refugee resettlement and humanitarian aid for the International Rescue Committee, Center for
International Rehabilitation, United Nations, and Human Rights Watch; in Pakistan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Bosnia, Croatia,
Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and the U.S. Johnson has a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.