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Madhavi Pillai is a Senior Natural Resource Management Specialist at the World Bank, based in Washington DC. She is a botanist by training and has over 18 years of experience in forestry, natural resource management and rural development policy and operations. Her experience spans South Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. In addition to currently leading the global Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, she coordinates implementation of the Forest Investment Program at the World Bank. Prior to working at the World Bank, she worked in the non-profit sector on promoting rural enterprises and enhancing community initiatives