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The DevComm Team


DevComm  is a team of experts in the field of strategic communication — including socio-political analysis, social science research, social marketing, message development, political risk analysis, strategy development, consensus-building, civil society participation, media relations, and capacity-building.

Members of DevComm are trained in political science, public policy, public administration, social development, economics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, journalism, and mass communication, and together have more than 100 years of experience in strategic communication.  Futhermore, the DevComm team has the capacity to work in 22 languages, and are currently delivering programs in 7 languages.

To learn more about us, select a name from the list below for the bio.

Contact Information:

Development Communication Division
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street NW, MSN U11-1106
Washington D.C. 20433
Fax: +1 (202) 522-2654

For questions or comments about DevComm's website, please contact Umou Al-Bazzaz at

Operational Communications Support Unit
Mario BravoSr. Communications
Jose Manuel BassatSr. Communications Officer
Diana ChungCommunications
Nawsheen Elaheebocus Program Assistant
Colleen GoroveSr. Communications
Anjali ManglikProgram
Anne Sofie Olsen
Knowledge and Capacity Building Unit
Cecilia VerzosaUnit Head
Umou Al-BazzazCommunications
Natalia Kirpikova
Kosta Kostadinov
Operational Communication for Sustainable Development (DevComm SDO) 
Lucia GrennaUnit
Grazia AtanasioCommunications Officer

Eliana Esposito
Maria Manuela FariaConsultant
Leonardo MazzeiCommunications
Public Opinion Research Unit
Sharon FelzerUnit Head
Masud MozammelSr. Communications

Communication for Governance and Accountability Program

Sina OdugbemiUnit
Diana ChungSr. Communications
Johanna MartinsonCommunications Associate

Antonio Lambino


Page updated September 2008


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