Sena Segbedzi is the Coordinator of the OECD’s Champion Mayors Initiative for Inclusive Growth a global coalition of mayors prioritizing policies to expand inclusive economic growth in their cities. She manages the activities, strategic and substantive direction of the Initiative and contributes to projects related to equitable development, climate finance and investment, local governance and innovation capacity in cities.
Sena has worked on topics related to equitable urban development for over 8 years. Prior to joining the OECD, Sena was a policy analyst at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy on secondment to the OECD and contributing to projects related to advancing inclusive growth through land based finance tools. She also worked at the Ford Foundation where she served as program manager of the foundation’s initiative for the equitable and inclusive recovery of Detroit post-bankruptcy.
She holds a Master of Urban Planning from the New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service (New York, USA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Italian studies from Wellesley College (Massachusetts, USA).