Speakers: Jon Samuel, Head of Social Performance, Anglo American Caroline Ashley, Learning and Results Manager, Business Innovation Facility Clara Barby, Head of Impact, Bridges Ventures Chair: Simon Maxwell, Research Fellow, ODI Agenda: 17.00 Registration opens17.30-18.15 Introduction and panel…See More
The first London event in the 2011 Event Series will focus on "Business-Donor Partnerships for Development"Speakers:Gavin McGillivray, Head, Private Sector Department, DFID (Click for audio)Anne McCormick, Corporate Affairs Director, Diageo…See More
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Please take a moment to complete the 2009 Event Series survey!Registration from 17.00. Post-event reception from 19.45Event sponsored byThis final event in the 2009 Event Series aims to reflect on the lessons learned and the opportunities identified during the course of the Series, and to look at how business, government and civil society can address them. The…See More
Tuesday, 14 July, 17.30 to 19.00 followed by reception (Registration from 17.00).Event sponsored byPeace and economic growth and closely related. How can policy makers maximize the impact of private sector for both peace and development?Speakers:Diana Klein, Peace Building Issues Programme, International AlertAndrew Bone, Head, International Relations, De BeersLisa Curtis, Adviser, ManoCapChair:Simon Maxwell, Senior Research Associate,…See More
In May 2010, I became a freelance consultant after four years working with Golder Associates UK with the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Sustainability Group. I have 12 years of experience working in developing and transitioning countries, primarily on sustainable community development projects in the former Soviet Union.
Most recently, I have conducted socio-economic baseline research and impact analysis for a gas plant in Uzbekistan, a uranium mine in Mongolia and gold mines in the Central African Republic and Kyrgyzstan. I have also worked to develop a framework for auditing the socio-economic and public consultation components of ESIAs to ensure they are compliant with the Equator Principles, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Performance Requirements. I have completed the three-day IFC Labour Academy to understand the application of IFC Performance Standard 2 on Labour and Working Conditions in project finance and development.
Prior to joining the private sector, I worked for two years managing a civic diplomacy project for a UK-based conflict resolution organization that aimed to increase public involvement in the peace process between Armenians and Azerbaijanis over Nagorny-Karabakh. In this position, I conducted an extensive needs assessment with business, government and non-governmental leaders in Armenia and Azerbaijan to find incentives for peace and to increase cross-conflict cooperation. I have worked as a researcher and written on environmental and sustainability issues in the former Soviet Union while working as the publications manger for a US-based NGO.
I speak fluent Russian and have lived in Russia and the South Caucasus for over four years, including two years as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Astrakhan, Russia. I have an MA in public policy and international affairs.
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