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Joanna de Berry

Senior Social Development Specialist, Eastern and Southern Africa Region, World Bank

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Dr. Joanna de Berry, Jo de Berry, is a Senior Social Development Specialist in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region of the World Bank. She is currently heading up World Bank efforts to support a Government-led development response to Southern Madagascar, which has long been marked by crisis, drought and humanitarian response. She is working to raise attention to the social impacts of climate change across the region. An expert in forced displacement she has worked in many refugee and IDP responses in East Africa, Turkey and central Asia. Jo has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics, based on 18 months ethnographic study in a displaced peoples camp in Uganda. In 2020, she returned to LSE as a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and taught on the MA in International Development and Anthropology.