Fellowship Year: 2011
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: Adviser
Organisation: World Bank Group’s Civil Society


Job Title: Adviser

Organisation: World Bank Group’s Civil Society

Professional History: 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.

Academic and professional credentials: Bachelors Degree in Economics and International Politics from the University of Keele
Master of Arts in International Development Studies from George Washington University.



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.