Jean Frances Duff, M.A, M.P.H
President, The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities
Ms Duff serves as chief executive of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI) an international, interfaith, multi-sector collaboration for excellent evidence for faith groups’ activity and contribution to development and humanitarian challenges. JLI’s goal is to equip policymakers and practitioners with the information they need to scale up faith engagement for the common good. She also serves as President of the Partnership for Faith and Development, providing expert services on inter-religious and multi-stakeholder partnerships, and on cross-sector collaboration. In 2008, she co-founded the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty at Washington National Cathedral. Previously, she led the Cathedral’s global poverty program as Managing Directorof the Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation. In 2008, she co-convened the Women, Faith and Development Alliance. Ms Duff holds graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology (University College Dublin) and in Epidemiology (Columbia University). She is a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.