Silke von Brockhausen

Social Media Strategist

Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP New York


United States
English, German

Silke von Brockhausen joined UNDP in 2009. Since then, she has developed and implemented UNDP’s global social networking strategy. Under her leadership, UNDP’s online community increased to a over 1.000.000 member strong multilingual social media presence worldwide. She is coordinating global digital advocacy campaigns and leads trainings for UNDP senior managers and staff globally in the use of social media for outreach and advocacy purposes. She built UNDP’s corporate blog “Our Perspective” and coordinates the digital engagement website “Get Involved” as central platform to mobilise UNDP’s online community.

Ms. Brockhausen has over nine years of progressively responsible experience in strategic communications at the international level, including training and policy advice, designing, monitoring and evaluating complex communication programmes and establishing strong strategic partnerships with media, civil society, private sector, government and UN partners.  Her professional expertise extends to crisis communications, public information and media relations. She has worked for the United Nations in Germany, United States, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Rwanda. Prior to that, she worked for the Centre for European Policy, the German-American Chamber of Commerce, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and volunteered for an NGO in South Africa.

Ms. Brockhausen is a German national. She holds an MA in Media Science from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany and a Diploma for Graduates in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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