Aparna joined WBA in March 2020. Playing in between the Engagement and Communications team, she works towards strengthening partnerships and communications efforts towards our diverse, global and multi-stakeholder Alliance (260+ organisations and growing) that includes multilateral, financial, business and civil society institutions. As a part of this, she leverages a variety of tools to advocate about not just WBA’s work, but to listen and provide for what our Allies need. She strongly believes that the UN Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved when every stakeholder plays their part and works together, echoing the true sense of SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals.
Prior to WBA, Aparna spent 3 years working for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by leading Communications & Public Affairs at the Netherlands Consulate in Mumbai. She has experience in external and internal communications, managing high-level governmental delegations including State/Ministerial visits plus dealing with public diplomacy projects. A native of India, she holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.