Francesca De Maria

Program/Message Design Manager - Mozambique

Francesca De Maria is the Acting Program/Message Design Manager in Mozambique for the production of the radio drama series “Black Gold”. The radio drama aims to promote behavioural change in order to reduce the mortality of children under the age of 5. She has a Masters in Public Health in Developing Countries and in Sociology and Anthropology. Previous to this position she was a consultant for UNICEF Mozambique, researching knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to vaccination and for UNICEF Angola, researching communication and social mobilization initiatives for the eradication of Polio. She has also worked in Bolivia and Nicaragua in the areas of water and sanitation, HIV prevention, child protection and agriculture.

Francesca has a passion for studying and teaching theatre (Grotowsky method) and dance (ballet, jazz and contemporary). In her free time she loves writing and telling stories.