Project Manager, United Kingdom Division Jaclyn Grace
Jaclyn Grace is a Programme Technical Manager in Chemonics’ United Kingdom Division. She is concurrently pursuing her MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford, focusing on conflict and stabilisation in West Africa. Her ongoing academic research undertakes a comparative analysis of evolving conflict dynamics across Malian and Burkinabe borderlands. At Chemonics, she most recently supported a pilot technical assistance programme in Mali, in collaboration with the U.K. Embassy in Bamako and the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Sahel. As part of this project Ms. Grace co-authored the ‘Elite Bargains and Political Deals Toolkit’, a technical guide to implementing a community-level approach to conflict analysis and peacebuilding work. Previously, Ms. Grace served as a Project Manager for the ACCELERE!1 education project, co-funded by USAID and DfID, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She also worked on a U.S. Department of State project in Mauritania which brought together traditional leaders, government, and community influencers to speak out against violent extremism. Ms. Grace holds a B.A. in international comparative studies and French from Duke University.