Jo Ensor

Global Director, London

Jo Ensor has over twenty years experience working in international development, during which time she has gained a significant understanding of livelihoods, health, education, and child protection issues. She has worked at the community level in more than 30 countries in Africa and Asia, and has been CEO of the African health charity, AMREF. She has given over $150 million in grants to NGOs and community groups and has a good understanding of grantmaking, monitoring and evaluation, NGO capacity building, and public-private partnerships. More recently, Jo has worked in the philanthropy sector, as Director of Development for CAF, where she was responsible for promoting global philanthropy in the BRICS countries, supporting the philanthropic programs of high net worth individuals and developing corporate social responsibility and social investment programs for large corporate foundations. Jo has been CEO of a venture philanthropy fund and trustee of a number of global grantmaking foundations and charities. She is a graduate of Oxford University and has a Masters in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London.

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