Jacqueline is an energetic and ambitious WASH expert with many years’ experience in complex development projects. Her work has focused on community organization and empowerment, civil society engagement and capacity building of WASH actors for effective service delivery. She has worked on assignments for the Dutch Government, USAID and GIZ pre-dominantly in Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan. In her recent role in a project for the Dutch Embassy in South Sudan, she succeeded to oversee the establishment and strengthening of community based management structures for over 700 decentralized water systems. She is convinced of the need for and viability of sustainable development even in fragile contexts. She is currently working with Civil Society Organisations in South Sudan to enhance citizen participation in water governance.
BSc In Mechanical Engineering , University of San Carlos of Guatemala. MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and Nanomaterials research at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. PhD student-candidate in Climate Change and Sustainability at University of San Carlos of Guatemala. Research in Emerging Contaminants in Water/Lakes. PhD Internship Erasmus Mundus Pluss at Silesian University of Technology , Poland 2016-2017, Biomaterials research. Nanomembranes R&D. Water and energy consultant.
I am a Sustainability Professional with experience on: 1. Leading the development of Knowledge & Learning services for water associations & universities with good ROI 2. Designing and delivering effective Capacity Development solutions in the environmental and water sectors. 3. Delivering strategic sustainability analysis for public policy development to local authorities in Colombia and International NGOs Currently providing consulting services to NGOs