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CHARLOTTE MCCLAIN-NHLAPO

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo is the Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank Group. Her work at the Bank focuses on disability inclusive development and her responsibilities include; leading the production of analytical products and articulating Bank policy on disability and development.

Charlotte was appointed by President Nelson Mandela as a Commissioner to the South African Human Rights Commission. From 1996 to 1998, she worked for UNICEF as a Child Protection Officer. In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to lead USAID’s work on disability inclusive development, creating policies and country strategies to technical assistance for program implementation.

Charlotte holds multiple Law Degrees in International Law and Administration from the University of Warsaw, Poland and Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York.