Charlotte V. McClain-Nhlapo

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Charlotte V. McClain-Nhlapo

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Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo is the Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank Group. Her work at the Bank is focuses on disability inclusive development under its twin goals to end poverty and promote shared prosperity. As Disability Advisor, she supports operational teams across the institution to ensure that Bank policies, programs and projects are disability inclusive. Her responsibilities include: leading the production of analytical products; analyzing and articulating Bank policy on disability and development. In 2011 as a well-respected human rights lawyer in disability and child rights advocate, she was appointed by President Obama to led USAID’s work on disability inclusive development, from developing policies and country strategies to technical assistance for program implementation. Prior to this, she worked as a senior operations officer at the Bank in the East Asia Pacific and Africa regions. Earlier in her career, she was appointed by President Nelson Mandela as a Commissioner to the South African Human Rights Commission focusing on social and economic rights, disability rights and child rights. From 1996 to 1998, she also served as a project officer on child protection for UNICEF. Charlotte holds Law Degrees in international law and administration from the University of Warsaw, Poland and Cornell Law School.

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