Chizi Igwe is an international development professional with 4+ years of experience in program management. She is currently Manager of Inclusive Growth at the Greater Washington Partnership. In her previous role as Associate Consultant at Dalberg Advisors, she helped governments, NGOs, foundations and social enterprises around the world address their most pressing development questions. Her interest in the development world was inspired by her study abroad experience in Europe and solidified by her experience in the WASH sector in Beijing, China and Seattle, Washington.
Chizi's past experience includes working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to elevate the status of fecal sludge management within WASH, designing and managing programs in the tourism sector and teaching English in China. She holds a master's degree in International Business from the University of International Business and Economics and a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus in finance and international business from the University of Cincinnati.
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