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ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE THROUGH COMMUNICATION
o Writing and editing: speeches, talking points, report-writing, multimedia, social media, web
o Political analysis and advice, negotiation
o Communications strategy design and campaigns
o Program design, coordination and management
o Team leadership and management
Feb 2008-present Strategic Communications Consultant, World Bank, Washington, DC
As a communications and editorial consultant in the World Bank, provide wide-ranging communications support:
? New York office to set up a UN intergovernmental meeting; External Affairs Corporate Communications to provide strategic communications support for media, Presidential speeches and outreach for food crisis, economic downturn, climate change; Multilateral Trusteeship and Innovative Financing to provide support on Board-related publications; Environment Department to provide strategic communications including speeches, powerpoint presentations, web, multimedia; Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to provide strategic communications and production of communications materials including the Annual Report; strategic communication support to the Human Development Network. Broad editorial services throughout the Bank.
Oct 2005-Feb 2008 Team Leader, Communications, Global Environment Facility, Washington, DC
As head of communications, responsible for development and application of strategic communications approach, tools and methods for GEF and all its focal areas -- climate change, biodiversity, sustainable land management, persistent organic pollutants, international waters, ozone depletion:
? Oversight of new strategic communications approach to overhaul existing program; media, speeches, talking points, briefings for CEO and senior management; identification and build-up of strategic alliances and partnerships on communications including GEF implementing and executing agencies; oversight of communications products and tools including web, publications, multimedia; team management.
1998-2005 World Bank Deputy Representative/Acting Representative, United Nations, New York
Responsible for design and implementation of a program of strategic relations for the World Bank and United Nations at intergovernmental, interagency and institutional levels:
? Political analysis, guidance and briefings for Bank senior managers and World Bank Board; presentations, representation, negotiation; speech-writing; Bank participant in global UN Conferences (Millennium Summit, World Conference on Financing for Development, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Copenhagen+5); Bank interagency representative.
1997-1998 Senior External Affairs Officer, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development, World Bank, Washington DC
Responsible for design and implementation of a new strategic communications program for environmental, social and rural development, linking strategy, policy and outreach:
? Management-approved strategic communications program; publications; information dissemination and media coordination; strategic campaign management; team management.
1995-1997 External Affairs Officer, Environment Department, World Bank, Washington DC
Responsible for design and implementation of an innovative strategic communications program in this controversial area of World Bank engagement:
? Management-approved plan to revamp communications plan; publication series creation, landmark publication Environment Matters; Bank participant in UN global conferences (Rio+5, Microcredit Summit); strategic campaign management and execution.
1993-1995 Communications Officer, Global Environment Facility, World Bank, Washington DC
Responsible for design and execution of the first strategic communications plan for this new office:
Creation of first GEF/Bank publications and outreach series; work with UNEP and UNDP offices on joint strategies; Bank participant in GEF Council meetings and Convention on Biological Diversity meetings.
1986-1992 Technical Writer, Information, Technology and Facilities, World Bank, Washington DC
Responsible for research projects and international communications on facilities and technology projects.
1985 Teacher, Tibetan Educational Program, Tibetan community in exile, Dharamsala, India
1983-1985 Founding Administrative Director, New York Open Center, New York City
Responsible for start-up administrative and staff design and implementation in new holistic learning center.
1978-1980 Founder and Director, Children’s Corner Preschool, Watertown, Massachusetts
Founding director of children’s preschool program with 65 children, 13 teachers.
1980-1982 MA, Education and Communication, Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1975-1978 BA, Education, Goddard College, Vermont
2004-2005 Professional Certificate in International Affairs, New York University
References available on request