Jordan Mc Lean

Jordan Mc Lean is a Konrad Adenauer Foundation Scholar at SAIIA.

Work Title
Konrad Adenauer Foundation Scholar
SAIIA Programme
Foreign Policy
Areas of Expertise

African regional integration
African social policy
South-south cooperation


Afrikaans (Intermediate)


Jordan Mc Lean holds an Honours Degree in Development Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, where her research focused on the relation between SADC pension policy and the establishment of social pensions in the Kingdom of Lesotho and Eswatini. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Politics and Philosophy. While completing her Honours Degree, Jordan was a research assistant for the global CoronaNet Research project, collecting the COVID-19 policy responses of the government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to help create a database for researchers looking into the governance and public health procedures of the pandemic. She is currently a Masters candidate specialising in Political Science at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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