Brian Ndirangu, Class of 2014 takes a similar approach to his work. In October 2018, Ndirangu joined the World Bank in Washington, DC, as a Program Analyst, to help governments around the world create projects that are both environmentally and socially sound. For instance, as part of an agriculture and water management project in Central America, Ndirangu is developing strategies to conserve natural habitats as well as support the livelihoods of local and indigenous communities that depend on these resources.
His work also involves helping the Bank plan more holistically by engaging stakeholders and accounting for environmental risks throughout the design and implementation phases. “So many of the world’s challenges are interconnected,” he says. “We miss out on potential solutions when we look at things from a siloed perspective.”