Job Title: Adviser- World Bank Group’s Civil Society
Edith is the World Bank Group’s Civil Society Adviser in the Global Engagement team of the Bank's External and Corporate Relations Unit. In this role, she leads the institution's engagement with global civil society and is focused on fostering strategic partnerships based on shared values and priorities.
Prior to joining the Bank, Edith was the Global Policy Director at the ONE Campaign in Washington D.C. with oversight of the organization's policy programs in Health, Agriculture, Transparency and Accountability, and Energy. She also served as its Director of Multilateral Institutions and as Senior Manager of African Outreach.
Prior to ONE, Edith worked as an Economist in the Office of the Senior Special Assistant on the MDGs in Nigeria and as an Adviser to Nigeria's Minister of Finance. Edith returns to the World Bank after working in the East Asia region and in the Bank's UN office in New York early in her career.
She is a founding member of her father's environmental organization, the Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE), an Archbishop Desmond Tutu African Leadership Fellow, and a member of the African Leadership Network.
Bachelors Degree in Economics and International Politics from the University of Keele
Master of Arts in International Development Studies from George Washington University.
2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow
Additional Tags: Economics, Banking, Global Civil Society, Agriculture, Transparency and Accountability, and Energy