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The Civil Society Group

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The Civil Society Group (CSG) brings together more than 40 civil society focal points  who work at World Bank Headquarters in Washington at both the regional and departmental levels in various units, geographic regions, funding mechanisms, and with specific constituencies.  These civil society specialists  work within the regional departments providing advice to their regional vice-presidents, formulating regional civil society strategy, coordinating the work of their country-based civil society staff, and organizing outreach events.

Most major World Bank units (e.g. World Bank Institute) and thematic networks (e.g. Sustainable Development, and Poverty Reduction and Economic Management) also have staff responsible for engaging with civil society.  There are World Bank staff who interact with specific constituencies such as labor unions, indigenous peoples, faith-based organizations, and foundations.  Funding mechanisms such as the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Development Marketplace also have staff responsible for reaching out to civil society.  The CSG has an active listserv in which members exchange information on a regular basis, and meet several times a year to share experiences, plan the Annual and Spring Meetings, and discuss emerging trends in Bank – civil society relations.

See below the names of the staff who serve as focal points on civil society relations for their respective units:


Regions
Africa Region
East Asia Region
Europe and Central Asia Region
Latin America and Caribbean Region
Middle East and North Africa Region
South Asia Region

 

 

Networks
Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
Development Economics Department (DEC)
External Affairs - Access to Information/Consultations (EXT) 
Human Development Network (HDN)
Operations Policy and Country Services Network (OPCS) 
Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM)
Sustainable Development Network (SDN) 

Constituencies
Children and Youth
Disabled Persons Organizations
Faith Based Organizations
Foundations
Indigenous Peoples
The Roma 
Parliamentarians

Funding Mechanisms
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Development Marketplace
GEF
Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)

Other World Bank Units Working with Civil Society
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) 
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) 
 
Inspection Panel
Institutional Integrity (INT)
World Bank Institute (WBI)

 


 

 Regions

Africa Region 

Ms. Anne Dronnier
Communications Officer
External Affairs                   
 

Mr. Herbert Boh
Senior Communications Officer
External Affairs

Ms. Beldina Auma
Senior Communications Officer
External Affairs
 

 




 
 

East Asia Region 

Mr. Carl Hanlon
Communications Advisor
External Affairs

Ms. Diana Ya-Wai Chung
Senior Communications Officer                   
External Affairs

 

 


Europe and Central Asia Region 

Mr. Andrew Kircher
Communications Advisor
External Affairs                                                 
 
Mr. Dan Owen
Senior Social Development Specialist
Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development
Ms. Elena Karaban
Senior Communications Officer

Ms. Kristyn Schrader
Senior Communications Offficer
 

 

 

 

 


Latin America and Caribbean Region 

Mr. Sergio Alvaro Jellinek
Communications Adviser
External and Corporate Relations

Mr. Stevan Jackson
Communications Officer
External and Corporate Relations

 




Middle East and North Africa Region 

Ms. Heba M.M. Shamseldin Abdelhafez
Manager, Communications

Ms. Lara Saade
Senior Communications Officer   
Ms. Najat Yamouri
Senior Social Development Specialist   
           

 

 

 

 

South Asia Region 

Mr. Alexander Anthony Ferguson
Senior Manager

External Affairs
Ms. Gabriela Aguilar Martinez
Senior Communications Officer
External Affairs

 


 

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 Western Europe/Japan

European Civil Society Team

Mr. Jakob Kopperud
Nordic Countries Counselor
Paris Office            

Mr. Guggi Laryea
Communications Officer
Brussels Office
Ms. Auriane Mortreuil
French Country Consultant
Paris Office  
Mr. Andrew Felton
United Kingdom Counselor
London Office
Ms. Julia Borruel
Spain / Portugal Country Counselor
Paris Office
Mr. Massimiliano Paolucci
Italy Country Counselor
Rome Office

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Japan

Ms. Yukako Hiraki
Communications Officer
Tokyo Country Office

 

 

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 World Bank Group

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Mr. Bruce Moats
Director
Corporate Relations Unit
Mr. Aaron Rosenberg
Public Affairs Chief
Corporate Relations Unit
Ms. Jennifer Barsky
Foundations Coordinator
                      

 

 

 

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Ms. Rebecca Post
Communications Officer
External Outreach and Partners Group

Ms. Mallory Saleson
Senior Communications Officer 
External Outreach and Partners Group

 

 

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 Networks

Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) 

Ms. Amy L. Stilwell
Senior Communications Officer
 

 

 

Development Economics Department (DEC)   

Ms. Merrell Tuck-Primdahl
Senior Communications Officer

 

 Mr. Richard P. Fix
Senior Communications Officer

 

 

  



External Affairs - Access to Information and Consultations (EXT)
 

Ms. Hannah George
Senior Ciommunications Officer
Access to Information Team Leader

Ms. Ida Mori
Senior Communications Officer
Consultations Team Leader

 

 

Human Development Network (HDN) 

Ms. Carolyn Reynolds
Communications Adviser

 

Ms. Melanie Mayhew
Communications Associate
 

 

 

 

Operations Policy and Country Services Network (OPCS) 

Ms. Ekaterina Svirina (Katya)
Communications Officer
Ms. Melissa Fossberg
Senior Communications Officer

 

 

Sustainable Development Network (SDN) 

Ms. Fionna Douglas
Manager
SDN Vice President Unit

Ms. Karolina Ordon
Communications Officer
SDN Vice President Unit

Ms. Elizabeth Jane Mealey
Senior Communications Officer
Climate Change Team
Mr. Chris Neal
Senior Communications Officer
Energy Team
 Mr. Robert Bisset
Senior Communications Officer
Environment Team

 

 

 

 

 

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 Constituencies

Children and Youth

Ms. Wendy Cunningham
Children and Youth Team
Human Development Network





Disabled Persons Organizations 

Vacant
Disability Focal Point
Human Development Network

 

 

Faith Based Organizations

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor
Lead, Faith-Based Initiative
External and Corporate Relations





Foundations

Ms. Penelope Lewis
Senior Communications Officer

 

 

Gender Team 

Mr. Malcolm Ehrenpreis
Senior Gender Specialist

 

 

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Indigenous Peoples

Mr. Luis Felipe Atahualpa Duchicela Santa Cruz
Senior Social Development Specialist

 


Labor Unions  

Mr.David Robalino
Lead Economist
Social Protection Team
Ms. Friedirike Uta Rother
Operations Officer
Social Protection Team

 



Roma Populations 

Ms. Anush Bezhanyan
Regional Roma Coordinator
Ms. Dorota Kowalska
Communications Specialist 
   

 

 


Parliamentarians

Mr. Jakob Kopperud
Senior Communications Officer
Paris Office
Ms. Naye Bathily-Sylla
Communications Officer
Paris Office

 



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 Funding Mechanisms

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

Mr. Syed Mesbahuddin Hashemi
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist
 

 



 
GEF

Mr. Christian Hofer
Senior Communications Officer


 


Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)

Ms. Emilie Philippa Fokkelman
Consultant

 



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 Other World Bank Units Working with Civil Society

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

Ms. Maria Iskandarani
Technical Specialist




Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO)

Ms. Emily Horgan
Program Officer

 

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) 

Ms. Melanie Zipperer
Senior Communications Officer

 


  Inspection Panel

Ms. Dilya Zoirova
Operations Analyst
    

 

Institutional Integrity (INT)  

Ms. Dina Mohamed Samir El Naggar
Senior Communications Officer

 



World Bank Institute

Ms. Rachel Winter Jones
Senior Communications Officer                                    
 

Ms. Ekaterina Svirina
Communications Assistant





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Last updated: 2014-09-15




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