Tracy E. Igberaese

Program Manager, Democracy International

Tracy E. Igberaese is a Program Manager at Democracy International where she oversees the implementation of US funded programs, which support and build the capacity of transitioning political parties in Ethiopia; and strengthens civil society, supports transitional justice and promotes an inclusive peace process in South Sudan. Before joining Democracy International, Tracy consulted for the United Nations Population Fund while living in Ghana. She developed an inaugural youth fellowship program for young Ghanaians passionate about the rights of women and girls and led the development of a high-level coalition to combat sexual and gender based violence. While at Creative Associates International, Tracy oversaw the implementation of a countering violent extremism (CVE) program focused on capacity building and networking efforts that supported West African regional institutions and governments to more effectively counter violent extremism in the Sahel. Tracy also spent a number of months traveling between the Sahel regions of Chad and Burkina Faso conducting assessments while gaining an understanding of the political, economic and environmental challenges of communities most affected by violent extremism. Tracy’s experience in Sub-Saharan Africa extends through the continent and includes work in Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ethiopia and South Sudan. She holds a Masters in Development Economics from Erasmus University’s Institute of Social Studies, a Global MBA from Webster University and a Bachelors in French & World Business from the University of Tennessee. Tracy is passionate about advocating for the rights of black people in America, human rights in Sub-Saharan Africa and believes human rights should transcend all borders.