Senior Advisor, Social and Behavior Change Communications, US Agency for International Development
Mario Bravo joins the DCI after three decades in international development, having worked in more than 105 countries and implemented programs for the public good in 65 of those countries.
He has served in international organizations, scientific and academic institutions, and in the public sector, cutting through red tape and “getting things done” – from the Office of the President of Mexico to the “bottom of the pyramid” in some of the most destitute regions. Mario’s recent positions include: Senior Advisor at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) where he helped manage the Agency’s response to Ebola; Vice-President and Director of Knowledge Management at the Academy for Educational Development; Lead Development Communications at the World Bank; and Advisor to the Director of the Getty Conservation Institute.
In Mexico, he was the Communications Director for one of the world’s most successful vaccination programs, Executive Director of the National HIV/AIDS program (CONASIDA), and a member of the regional team that rolled back an emergent cholera epidemic in the Americas.
Prior to his first major career change and while still involved in broadcasting, Mario managed educational programming for young audiences at Televisa, one of the largest media conglomerates, and became Deputy Producer for the first international version of Sesame Street. He collaborated on the creation of the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, helping pioneer distance learning in Mexico.
Mario holds a BA in Communications for Development from the Iberoamericana University and Master’s degrees from Harvard (Public Administration), London (Distance and Non-formal Education) and Reading Universities (Social Rural Development).
Partner: Brandel France de Bravo