I think I have been to sixty countries across six continents so far (I stopped keeping track when I got to forty-something), but of all the thousands of pictures that I have taken, I love this the most. I took it in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul in Turkey, and I love coexistence of Christianity and Islam in the same building. For my job working with governments around the world for the World Bank, understanding who you are and accepting others for who they are, is extremely critical in meeting our development financing goals.

—Pedzi Makumbe ’02