Claire  Charamnac

Claire Charamnac

Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department

Claire Charamnac is a Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development) with over a decade of experience in gender mainstreaming and implementing programs with a focus on women and girls for organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the World Bank Group and Catholic Relief Services in Asia and the Pacific.

Prior to joining ADB, she was a Program Officer on the Gender Integration team at BMGF, providing gender technical leadership for grants to the Islamic Development Bank’s Lives and Livelihood Fund and the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility. During her time at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C, she was a gender specialist on the East Asia and Pacific regional gender team with a specific focus on the Philippines and the Pacific. Prior to that, she worked with Catholic Relief Services as a program manager of World Bank and Australian Aid funded nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs in Timor Leste. She is also the co-founder of Women LEAD, a leadership development organization for young women in Nepal and has authored several research publications, including “Integrating Violence Prevention and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Lessons from Mexico” for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

Claire is from France and the Philippines and has a B.S. and M.A. in International Politics and Development from Georgetown University.