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Cecilia Paradi-Guilford

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Private Sector Specialist
Cecilia P. Guilford is an ICT Innovation Specialist at the World Bank, focusing on boosting technology-enabled innovation ecosystems and enhancing demand-driven skills development for employment and entrepreneurship in urban settings.

She analyzes how technology advances affect jobs and labour markets; designs and manages activities and strategies and advises on policy to apply cross-cutting information and communication technologies, data and open innovation methodologies to increase entrepreneurship, jobs and the competitiveness of countries and cities, and to strengthen the capacity of government and non-government change agents to collectively solve development challenges for sustainable development and green growth.

She works globally, concentrating primarily on the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Cecilia has prior experience in finance and consulting - including MSME development and entrepreneurship - and political risk analysis in the Middle East and Africa.