Name: Eloy Parra
Role: Communications consultant
Experience: 2008 – 2010: Communications Consultant – World Bank / Water and Sanitation Program Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap Washington D.C. / Geneva • Manager of global communications: website, media relations, publications. • Coordinator of communications for Global Handwashing Day, involving 85 countries. • Editor, content developer, writer, and interviewer of Soapbox e-magazine • Communications liaison with 15 country offices and 12 global partners. • Representative of partnership in global events and exhibitions. 2007 – 2009: Journalist/Writer - El Siglo de Europa (Spanish weekly) Washington D.C. • Over 35 articles for Spanish “El Siglo”, nationwide Spanish weekly. • Coverage of 2008 U.S. Primaries & Presidential Campaign. • Interviews to opinion leaders in political, social and cultural issues. 2005 – 2007: Communications Coordinator - MCI Group, Association Management Company Brussels • Editor of EADV News magazine - European Academy for Dermatology & Venereology • Management of planning and implementation of editorial and production processes • Editing, layout planning and supervision of design • Communications Officer - Project Management Institute (PMI) • Author of articles, copywriter of brochures, and translations. • Communications liaison between client and stakeholders in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. • Communications Officer – Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) • Author of articles, translations, and e-communications on trade media. • Communications liaison between client and stakeholders in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. 2005: Press Officer – Instituto Cervantes, Official Institute for the Promotion of the Spanish Language and Culture London • Manager of relations with British, Spanish & Latin American Press and Media. • Organization of press conferences, writing of press releases. (English & Spanish) Interests: Development communications: poverty alleviation, health, education.