Ian James Smith

External Affairs Consultant

As an external affairs consultant, Ian works to increase CGAP’s reach and impact through social media, learning events, and media engagements.

Before joining CGAP, Ian worked on a grants management team at the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), facilitating research on climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers. Ian previously worked as a research fellow at Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food, and as an independent researcher conducting studies on digital technologies and resource mobilization among fisherfolk communities in western Kenya.

Ian has a B.A. in International Studies from Fordham University.