Climate Investment Fund, World Bank

Dora Cudjoe has over 16 years’ experience in natural resources and environmental management, and climate resilient development. She joined the World Bank in Washington D.C. in 2007 as a young professional and was instrumental in establishing the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) in 2008. In 2018, she rejoined CIF as Program Coordinator for Stakeholder Engagement and currently also serves as Governance Lead, championing inclusive and transparent climate finance governance. She has helped shape a robust CIF youth engagement program in collaboration with the six CIF partner multilateral development Banks – AfDB, ADB, EBRD, IADB, IFC and the World Bank. Previously, she worked with the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office.


Her work in the World Bank has spanned forest landscape restoration, nature-based tourism, and biodiversity conservation in roads infrastructure across South Asia and Africa and is deeply informed by her Ghanaian heritage.

Dora holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale University School of the Environment and a B.Sc. in Natural Resources Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, along with a leadership certificate from Manhattanville College in New York.