Title: ICT Innovation Specialist
Bio: Cecilia M. Paradi-Guilford is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Innovation Specialist at the ICT Unit of the World Bank and member of the Open Development Technology Alliance. She specializes in ICT for social accountability, civic engagement, youth employment and skills development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Prior to this position, Cecilia worked on ICT Sector development in Afghanistan for the Bank. Cecilia's background is in private sector development in conflict-affected environments, banking and political risk assessment. She holds a Master of Business degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University with a focus on business strategy in the ICT sector and development economics, and a degree in International Relations and Middle East Studies from the University of St Andrews.