Steffen Soulejman Janus | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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Steffen Soulejman Janus

WBI Knowledge Exchange Practice

Steffen Janus leads the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Global Secretariat as part of the Knowledge Exchange Unit in the World Bank Institute’s Operations and Partnerships Division. The GDLN is composed of 120 top training and management institutes world-wide that collaborate in the design of customized learning solutions for people working in development. The GDLN Global Secretariat gives capacity development advisory support to World Bank staff in knowledge exchange best practices and methodologies across all sectors, as well as to affiliates of the GDLN. Prior to his current position he led the World Bank Institute's team responsible for e-learning, learning design, and pedagogy.

He has over 13 years of experience in the private sector, running design and media consulting companies. In the public sector, he has managed teams and projects in adult education and knowledge management. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was the founder and CEO of a digital media consulting agency in Germany.

Mr. Janus holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York City.

Read his article on Making South-South Happen: Ten years of knowledge exchange through the Global Development Learning Network.