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 department, 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.
Experienced in stakeholder engagement and relationship management, 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.
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 is proficient in Spanish.
- New thinking on digital storytelling
- Aid Is Politics: We Need to Act
- TEDxWBG : Poner fin a la pobreza
- TEDxWBG : Mettre fin à la pauvreté
- TEDxWBG: Ending Poverty
- Mandela on My Mind
- The Importance of Learning and Climate Change
- The Digital Media Academy at the 7th World Urban Forum
- Women Visible
- Storytellers Redux: A Development Slam
- All About A MOOC (Not A Moose)
- The Power of Storytelling
- The Dog Days of Summer
- The Wellspring of Ideas: Tacit Knowledge
- The E-workers
- Tapping the Youth Bulge
- Ending Poverty and "Factivism"
- Only Home-Grown Solutions Need Apply
- Aaron Swartz R.I.P.
- Innovations for Development: 2013 Wish List
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
- Doing Development Differently - A Chimera?
- TEDxSendai - Engaging Differently
- The Story of Resilience
- Media Coverage and Funding for Disasters