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Director of Knowledge Management and Communication
Piers Bocock, MBA, is a recognized leader in the fields of international development, knowledge management, communications, and technology with nearly 20 years of experience as an innovator, strategist, and communicator. He has as helped a variety of organizations to develop solutions to public health, economic development, food security and natural resource management challenges by working creatively at the nexus of knowledge management, communication, and information technology. At the CGIAR Consortium, Mr. Bocock is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the Consortium’s Knowledge Management, Communications, and IT strategies, leveraging best practices in these disciplines to help the Consortium deliver on its mandate.
Before joining the Consortium, Bocock was Project Director of USAID’s flagship global health knowledge management (KM) project, Knowledge for Health (www.k4health.org), based at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). At K4Health, he led a team of 40 charged with developing innovative ways to deliver accurate, timely, and relevant knowledge to strengthen a variety of global public health efforts, while also building across-the-board capacity in KM for USAID partners. He also served on the executive committee of JHU’s Global mHealth Initiative (GmI), helping to position it as a global leader in mHealth policy and development.
Prior to working for the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Bocock was the Senior Director for Communications and Knowledge Exchange at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and a Senior Development Specialist at Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). He maintains an Associate Faculty position at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he teaches on the subject of Knowledge Management for Development. Bocock has a track record as a visionary leader, coalition builder, and manager, particularly in projects focused on “research-into-use.” He earned his MBA in International Business and Strategy from Georgetown University, and his professional experience spans more than 25 countries. He is a dual UK/US Citizen.
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