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Phillip Clay

Scientific Programme Committee Member

Current Positions

  • Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development
  • Executive Director of C.L.E.A.R. International Development Inc.
  • Member of Rwanda’s National Science and Technology Council
  • Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and a Board member of the International Leadership Association
  • Member of the board of trustees of WWF International.
  • Eliane is a member of Rwanda’s Presidential Advisory Council.

Biographical Information

  • Former scientific director in a biotechnology company,
  • She has co-lead Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Exploration grants related to neglected tropical disease drug discovery and innovative participatory feedback from female smallholder farmers.
  • She has facilitated the leadership experiences module in the Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Community Development program co-lead by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues, McGill and Vancouver Island University.
  • She has consulted in Haiti and Africa in economic green growth pathways.
  • Eliane gave a TEDx talk on Re-imaging the World from Scarcity to Prosperity.