Kelly-Ann Fonderson

Kelly Ann Fonderson, Green Templeton College student profileMPhil Development Studies

Kelly-Ann Fonderson is an MPhil candidate in Development Studies at Green Templeton College.

She is a TuWezeshe Akina Dada fellow researching international agreements on sexual violence against women and gender-based violence and its implications upon African women.

She is also policy expert and ambassador of the African Caribbean Pacific Young Professionals Network (ACP YPN). She is a youth advocate who has facilitated workshops and panels internationally on African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) relations. Most notably she has focused on the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, trade relations, migration and youth empowerment. She worked at the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium as the Communications and Events Officer where she was also appointed the rapporteur to the UK-EU Relations taskforce on Brexit.

She is also a delegate at the ACP-EU joint parliamentary assembly youth forum, United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum and European Youth Event amongst other high-level conferences. She has actively engaged in policy formation on youth rights, cybersecurity, migration at the S&D Africa Week 2018 and European Youth Event and the UN.

Kelly-Ann holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bath.

At Bath, Kelly-Ann was the chair of the university’s Race Equality Network and women’s first-team volleyball player and captain. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, exercising and creating digital content. Kelly-Ann is trilingual and speaks English, Dutch and French as a result of her ‘third-culture’ Cameroonian-Dutch-British background.