Jana Dilger is a Research Analyst at Trilateral Research. She is part of the Sociotech for Good Insights Group (SIG), focusing on human trafficking, child protection, gender, and research ethics. Jana is supporting 3 EU-funded projects: HEROES, PREPARE, and GEARING-Roles. In addition, she works on Project Honeycomb (funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority) and a Survivor’s Engagement project for the UK’s Home Office.
Before joining Trilateral, Jana worked in the Business Development Unit of Itad, a monitoring and evaluation consultancy focused on international development. In this role, she managed several accounts and developed successful proposals for a wide range of clients such as governments, multilaterals, bilaterals, and philanthropic foundations in the fields of fragile and conflict affected states, gender, governance, and health, amongst others. Jana holds an MA in Conflict, Security, and Development from the University of Sussex and a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Her previous research had a focus on global security/religious extremism, peacebuilding/post-conflict reconstruction, gender, international relations/the EU as well as political communications. Jana’s MA thesis investigated external factors to explain the disproportionally large number of jihadists from Tunisia. Jana is particularly passionate about safeguarding and facilitating as well as advocating for women’s rights and empowerment. As part of working on PREPARE, Jana completed Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Introduction to Gender-based Analysis +, a short course accredited by the Canadian Government.