Jane Pratt

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"Dr. Jane Pratt has over 30 years of leadership and experience in environmentally sustainable and equitable development in the international arena. She has worked in the environment, health, water, energy, agriculture, and transportation sectors in East, South and Southeast Asia, Anglophone and Francophone Africa, and the Andean region of Latin America. Dr. Pratt was the coordinator of the UN International Year of Mountains in 2002 and the lead author of the World Bank’s report on Sustainable Mountain Development.

"Dr. Pratt was the President and CEO of The Mountain Institute for eight years. The Mountain Institute (TMI) is an international NGO devoted to conservation of mountain ecosystems and sustainable development for mountain people, rooted in respect for their unique cultures. TMI works in the Andes, Appalachia, and Himalaya and other ranges in partnership with local people and governments.

"Dr. Pratt served in various executive positions at the World Bank, including Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Environment and Sustainable Development, Chief, World Bank Office of UN Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit); Chief, Environmental Operations and Strategy Division, Chief, Country Operations for Rwanda, Burundi, and Zaire; Chief of Strategic Planning; and Personal Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Operations.

"Dr. Pratt is a founding partner of EcoLogica, LLC, a consulting firm whose mission is to promote economic and ecologic sustainability. Clients include the World Bank, World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, UNDP, UNEP, Aga Khan Foundation, Centennial Group, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Transparency International (TI), the Water Integrity Network (WIN), Millennium Water Alliance." [1]

Married since 1970 to John D. Shilling.

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  1. Board, Akilah Institute for Women, accessed February 4, 2011.