Former Members Of Board Of Directors

Clare Fleming

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. Clare became a communications consultant in 2005, and after several years of communications support to the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Administrative Unit housed at the World Bank, she now works for the African Development Bank on CIF-related communications.

Jacqueline Ashby, PhD

Dr. Ashby is a development sociologist, researcher, teacher and senior manager with international development experience in social change, technology development and poverty reduction in agricultural and food systems. She is currently employed at the International Potato Research Center (CIP) as a part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Previously, Dr. Ashby worked as a consultant to the World Bank on the Gender and Agriculture Sourcebook.