Jackline Nasiwa holds a Bachelor of Law from Makerere University in Uganda and a Master’s in International Law from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. Jackline is an experienced international lawyer, activist, rule of law specialist and peace building expert based in Juba, South Sudan and has worked with a number of local and international organizations. Her work involves supporting civil society, women leaders and empowering citizens to participate in governance, constitutional development, peace and political processes. She effectively supported the establishment of local networks such as the Transitional Justice Working Group, Women Monthly Forum, and Survivors Coalition.
In October 2017, Jackline founded a national Non-Governmental Organization in South Sudan, the Centre for Inclusive Governance, Peace and Justice (CIGPJ) working on gender inclusion, peace building, transitional justice, access to justice, civic engagement, support to survivors and advocacy. She is the current chairperson of Board of Directors of the South Sudan National Alliance of Women Lawyers (NAWL) a national NGO providing legal aid to women and children.