Joanne Trotter

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Senior Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Participatory governance, fragile and conflict affected states, youth employment, employability and empowerment, education, agricultural livelihoods

Jo TrotterJoanne Trotter is an independent consultant and advisor. She supports the design, implementation and assessment of innovative programs and partnerships that promote inclusive and sustainable development. Joanne is particularly focused on fragile and conflict-affected settings, and on a range of issues including sub-national and participatory governance, youth, education, and agricultural livelihoods.

Between 2004 and 2013, Joanne worked with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), as the Director of Programs in the US office and prior to that, as the Head of External Relations and Grant Management in the Afghanistan office.  She led the Foundation’s engagement with donors including European and US Governments, private, philanthropic and multi-lateral agencies. She was responsible for securing resources to support program implementation, coordinating sector interventions in the rural livelihoods program, and developing organizational strategies for learning, communications, and policy engagement.

Prior to joining AKF, Joanne worked extensively in Latin America, focused on education and capacity building, particularly for marginalized youth and educational institutions. She obtained her Master’s of Science in International Development from the University of Bath, UK, with a special focus on citizenship, civic education and governance.