who we are

Cynara Development Services is a woman-owned social enterprise that provides strategic analysis, planning, and training on gender equity, human rights, economic empowerment, and accountability. Our clients include non-profit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises. Owner and principal consultant, Lindsey Jones-Renaud, has more than 15 years of experience in international and community development. Based in Washington DC, Cynara Development Services works internationally, nationally, and locally.

our name

Cynara (pronounced sin-NAR-rah) is named after the Latin name for plants in the artichoke family that have many layers of flowering buds surrounding an inner core. These multiple layers represent the multifaceted complexity of contemporary development problems as well as the intersecting layers of our identities that influence and are influenced by our own development. 

Cynara Development Services is a registered LLC in Washington DC, USA.