Susana Klien, Elena Blackmore and Sophie Pritchard join the staff team at JRCT

We're pleased to have welcomed three new members of staff to the JRCT team. 

Susana Klien has joined us as Head of Grant Programmes and Elena Blackmore and Sophie Pritchard as Programme Managers for the Grassroots Movements programme which is due to be launched soon. 

Susana, pictured below left, joins us from Saferworld where she was Director of International Programmes, overseeing peacebuilding programmes across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She previously worked as Head of Programmes at Womankind and Director of the Latin American Women’s Rights Services. 

Elena, pictured below centre, brings over a decade's experience in facilitation, community activism, narrative change work, and organisational development: connected by a common thread of creating spaces that facilitate transformative change.

Sophie, pictured below right, co-founded Edge Fund, a participatory, activist-led grant-maker and was part of later setting up a local version of it in Bristol.  She has been involved in grassroots groups herself for many years.