The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Claudia Sadoff

Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact, Executive Management Team Convener, CGIAR

Claudia Sadoff is Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact, and Executive Management Team Convener, CGIAR System Organization. She previously served as Director General of IWMI, a CGIAR Center working globally to find water solutions for sustainable, climate-resilient development. She also served as a member of the CGIAR System Management Board, acting as CGIAR Gender Champion. Prior to joining CGIAR, she spent over 20 years at the World Bank where she worked across Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, holding multiple positions, including Lead Economist and Global Lead for Water Security and Integrated Water Resource Management. She currently serves as a Member of the Scientific Group of the 2021 UNFSS and was recently named an Honorary Member of the International Water Resources Association. Her previous appointments include Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Oxford University; Chair of the GWP/OECD Task Force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth; Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security; and Fulbright Scholar. She holds a PhD in Economics.

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