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Jillian Foerster

Country Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jillian Foerster is a Country Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In this capacity, Ms. Foerster is responsible for developing, managing, and overseeing the successful delivery of the agency’s portfolio in West Africa. She also leads the agency’s Renewable Energy Sector team and was a Washington D.C. 2019 fellow with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI).

Her prior professional experience includes working with a think tank and consulting firms in Washington, D.C. focused on security, conservation, and private sector development in Africa, as well as 2 years working as a volunteer with a community development organization in Yei, South Sudan.

Ms. Foerster graduated with honors with an M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Roanoke College. She is proficient in French and Juba Arabic.