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The Civil Society Team

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The Civil Society Team (CST) replaced the Bank's former NGO Unit in 2004. It was originally comprised of staff from the Bank's External Affairs (EXT) and Social Development (SDV) Departments, but in 2006 it expanded under the name Global Civil Society Team, and comprises staff from the Bank's European offices in Paris and Brussels, and from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).  The CST also maintains ongoing contact with civil society focal points from the six Bank regions and half a dozen networks such as the Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS), Human Development (HDN), and Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM).   

The CST serves as the institutional focal point for the Bank’s engagement with civil society. As such the CST: formulates institutional strategy; provides advice to senior management; monitors civil society engagement staff across the institution; provides guidance, training, and technical assistance to program staff on how to consult and involve civil society in Bank operations; undertakes ongoing outreach efforts to global civil society networks; and provides civil society groups with access to Bank information, personnel, and other resources.

Global Civil Society Team

Nneka Ms. Nneka Okereke
  Communications Associate
  External Affairs (EXT)

HannahMs. Hannah Grace George
Information Officer
External Affairs (EXT)

KuryMs. Kury Cobham
Coordinator, Civil Society Fund
Social Development (SDN)

MalloryMs. Mallory Saleson
Senior Communications Officer

AndreaMs. Andrea Engel
Communications Officer
IFC Office in Brussels
DanqingMs. Danqing Zhu 
Communications Assistant
External Affairs (EXT)
JohnMr. John Garrison
Senior Civil Society Specialist
External Affairs (EXT) 
AaronMr. Aaron Rosenberg
Communications Officer
IFC Public Affairs
AndrewMr. Andrew J. Felton 
Coordinator, European Civil Society Engagement
World Bank Office London.
GuggiMr. Guggi Laryea
Civil Society and Parliamentarians
World Bank Office in Brussels
OliverMr. Oliver Griffith
Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Western Europe, IFC  Paris Office

Civil Society Organizations may contact members of the Civil Society Team via email directly or by:

Phone: (202) 473-1840
Fax: (202) 522-7131
General email:

Last updated: 2011-06-22

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