Ana Maria Currea

Communications, Knowledge Adviser, South-South Cooperation Focal Point
GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP

Ana Maria Currea has over 15 years of experience in communications, knowledge management, M&E, relationship building, advocacy and program management. Currently, she is the Communications and Knowledge Specialist of the GEF Small Grants Programme at the United Nations Development Programme where she leads the South-South Community Innovation Exchange strategic initiative.

In this role Ana Maria leads the implementation of the knowledge management strategy, improving the learning, knowledge exchange, collaboration, efficiency and overall capacity, as well as the communications strategy, including the development of key messages, branding guidelines and key templates for communication materials to ensure brand coherence and recognition. Before joining UNDP, Ms. Currea worked for a public relations firm in New York, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, and the Colombian Embassy to the United States, among other organizations.

Ana Maria holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota Colombia. She is also the author of several publications and has presented in global conferences and events.