Pascaline Krone, Country Director, Nepal
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Country Director for Nepal Pascaline Krone is senior elections expert with 17 years of international experience in elections, democracy, governance and civic and voter education. She has extensive experience working with election management bodies in providing advisory and operational support for elections, as well as with civil society organizations on voter education, youth civic engagement, women’s equality and the rights of persons with disabilities.
Most recently, she served as IFES’ senior elections advisor and deputy country director in Southeast Asia from 2014-20, where she led IFES’ electoral assistance program and worked with stakeholders to prioritize gender equality, disability access and inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities in democratic processes. Prior to working with IFES, Krone worked with various international organizations on election assistance, conflict mitigation and inclusion, including the United Nations Office for Project Services, EuropeAid, Democracy Reporting International, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the British Council.
Krone is fluent in six languages and holds a master’s degree in communications from Humboldt University, Germany, and a master’s degree in international politics, focusing on election-related violence and conflict prevention, from the Université de Paris XI – Faculté Jean Monnet.