Jackie is a communication expert who has been working in the ‘communication for development’ space for over 20 years.
She is Founder of the Communication for Development Network (C4D Network) which is a non-profit social network and consulting and training organisation that is focused on capacity development for social change communication. (Established in 2007 the Network has over 3,000 members around the world and provides resources and support for this community, coordinating country meetups, collaborative research, information sharing and learning events.)
With a master’s in development communication from Malmo University Sweden – and over 20 years’ experience in international development in Africa, Asia and Europe – Jackie consults as a trainer, researcher, and evaluator for the UN and international organisations.
As a creative writer and radio producer she has produced drama scripts and audio documentaries, often focused on social justice themes. She has worked in participatory communications and is an advocate for this approach.
As a researcher she has a specialism in ethnographic action research, focusing on privileging the experience of people to speak about their own experience of ‘change’ in development projects.