Stephanie Lynn

Chief of Party

Stephanie Lynn is posted in Monrovia, Liberia, where she serves as Chief of Party for Democracy International’s Elections and Democracy Activity (ERA). Funded by USAID, this project focuses on civic education, assisting the National Election Commission and providing support for elections, with a keen emphasis on the inclusion of women and youth. From Canada, Ms. Lynn brings three decades of professional experience in more than twenty nations. She delivers excellence in building leaders in politics and democracy support, with a particular focus on engaging under-represented groups, including women. Ms. Lynn is known for solving complex, nested problems through successfully navigating people, processes, and power. After six years as a Senior Vice-President at Strategic Communications Inc, providing public opinion research and campaign strategy to Canadian governments, political parties, unions, environmental groups and charities, Ms. Lynn returns to the Democracy International family where she had served as Chief of Party in Bangladesh. Previously, She worked in Afghanistan, Armenia, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (Philippines), Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Croatia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Korea, Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Thailand, the West Bank and Yugoslavia. Ms. Lynn grew up in Kenya, the US and Canada. She holds certificates in Systems Thinking (Cornell), Inclusive Management (Anima Leadership) and Election Observation (OSCE/ODHIR), and an honours degree in Anthropology (University of British Columbia). She is an Associate with the Parliamentary Centre of Canada. She has been a Senior Gender Advisor with both the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. She has also been a Mentor to Masters Alumni of the Global Campus for Human Rights and also worked for many years with the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Ms. Lynn’s home base is in Vancouver, Canada. That land is the unceded, shared territory of the Coast Salish Peoples: the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. She is the first-born child of settler immigrants - a citizen of both Canada and the UK - and committed to the work of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.

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