Strategic Communications Consultant, African Development Bank
Clare Fleming is a strategic communications consultant specializing in high impact communications at the nexus of communications and development. She had a 25-year career in communications at the World Bank, beginning in the early days of the Global Environment Facility and the inception of the Bank’s environmental work, and moving to a position as head of communications for the Vice Presidency for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development. She spent seven years representing the World Bank at the United Nations in New York, during which she helped spearhead a transformation of the Bank-UN relationship, helping the Bank’s senior management advance its work with the UN on the intergovernmental and interagency levels and participating as a delegation member for the major environmental and social global summits, including negotiations on the Millennium Development Goals, Microcredit Summit, Financing for Development, the Convention on Eliminating All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Desertification Convention. Since 2005 Clare has provided several years of communications support to the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Administrative Unit housed at the World Bank and now works for the African Development Bank on CIF-related communications. With a Master’s degree from Lesley College, she also has professional certifications in international development from the UN and social media from New York University.