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Patricia Bliss-Guest

Program Manager, Climate Investment Funds

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Patricia Bliss-Guest is the Program Manager for the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The CIF comprises the Clean Technology Fund and the Strategic Climate Fund, both providing scale-up financing to developing countries to support climate resilient and low emissions development. The funds are channeled through five Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). As Program Manager, Ms. Bliss-Guest manages the governing bodies of the CIF, the CIF Administrative Unit, and the partnership relations among the MDB partners.  Ms. Bliss- Guest has also served previously as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Global Environment Facility and held other senior positions in environment management. She holds an MSc in International Relations from London School of Economics, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.