Marianna Brungs

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Marianna Brungs is head of Community Hubs and Partnerships, and an Associate Director of Futureye. Her areas of expertise include partnership and coalition-building, stakeholder engagement, and project development.She has held a range of senior roles in not-for-profit, government and private sector organisations in Australia, China, Thailand and the UK, including with Avaaz.org, Girls Not Brides (The Elders Foundation), Crisis Action and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Marianna manages the Community Hubs and Partnerships practice area and the WikiCurve digital platform in Futureye. She helps companies, governments and multi-stakeholder partnerships assess social attitudes on complex policy issues, generate greater understanding and consensus in communities, and strengthen partnerships, through online and offline community hubs.

Notable recent projects include: setting up and running a global multi-stakeholder partnership aimed at ending child marriage; coordinating and facilitating grassroots consultations on organisational policy and strategy; and building multi-stakeholder coalitions to effectively lobby policy-makers on human rights issues in conflict areas.

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