About Maya

Bio

Maya Brahmam is a Senior Communications Officer at the World Bank. She has managed communications for a range of clients within the World Bank, including the Bank’s Chief Economist and the high-level independent Commission on Growth and Development, chaired by Nobel Laureate, Michael Spence. Maya currently leads and oversees communications for the World Bank’s LLIKL unit, where she has been involved with the new Open Learning Campus and successfully launched the World Bank’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on climate change. Previously, she developed and led innovative campaigns for the External and Corporate Relations department. Examples include the Nike-World Bank "Party in the Park" for gender equality, the first global Open Forum 2010, which opened up the Bank-Fund Annual Meetings to a broader public, and Arab Voices and Views, a high-level forum on the Middle East and North Africa, which brought in fresh viewpoints to a critical discussion on accountability and jobs in the region. She also organized and curated TEDxSendai, the first TEDx event sponsored by the World Bank on the theme of natural disasters and launched the first Apps for Climate competition. Maya has led the consultations in over 30 countries for the World Development Report 2007 and the global web consultations for the Governance and Anti-Corruption initiative. She is the organizer of TEDxWBG.

Her areas of interest include climate change, growth and development, gender, youth, and knowledge for development. A native English speaker, she is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.

Languages

French, Spanish

TED Conferences

TEDActive 2013, TEDGlobal 2012

I'm passionate about

Storytelling. Helping people understand complex problems.

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open data and open knowledge. Talk to me about innovations that have changed people's lives.

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