Jackie Strong

Focal Point, Southern Africa

Jackie is a Senior Consultant and Malawi Country Manager for LTSM Chitukuko, based in Lilongwe, Malawi. She brings diverse experience in project management, grant management, consulting, strategic planning and business development, including over four years of experience in Malawi, where she started as a Community Based Natural Resource Management volunteer with the US Peace Corps. Jackie has a passion for improving grassroots development initiatives in Malawi. She regularly volunteers with three local organisations in Lilongwe to help build their capacity around their respective missions of supporting wildlife, youth in technology, and women’s empowerment. She has also built, and helps manage, a rural demonstration farm in Chikwawa District.

Prior to joining LTSM, Jackie was the lead consulting Project Manager for a state-wide data programme for the Houston Health Department based in Austin, Texas. Additionally, she worked as Program Officer for the Regional Water Management Foundation based in Santa Cruz, California, where she worked on various projects including the compilation of the region’s integrated regional water management plan.