Gina Cosentino is social development specialist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., for the Africa region in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, and with the Climate Investment Funds. She has worked as a social and environmental sustainability, conservation, development and human rights specialist for nearly two decades. She is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University. She has held senior leadership positions such as global director of indigenous and communal conservation at The Nature Conservancy in Washington, D.C., and the chief adviser of government relations and international affairs to former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine. Her comments are hers alone.