Tania Brunn is a member of the International Development Group's Food Security and Agriculture team, leading a portfolio of projects that improve resilience and economic growth around the world. A versatile international development professional, she has worked in more than a dozen countries as well as in U.S.-based leadership roles.
Ms. Brunn manages the Regional Disaster Assistance Program (RDAP) for Latin America and the Caribbean in support of the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. The program fosters disaster resilience in 27 countries by training local personnel in emergency planning, preparedness, and response. She also serves as a project director for Growth, Enterprise, Employment, and Livelihoods (GEEL), a project that promotes job creation in growing economic sectors in Somalia.
Ms. Brunn has an extensive background in economic development projects in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. She supported the development of the economic growth and governance portfolios at IRG, which was acquired by RTI in 2017. Previously, she spent several years with AECOM International Development, where she led the Economic Growth, Governance, and Agriculture division as well as the Excellence and Quality in Projects (EQUIP) team which supports cross-cutting efforts in gender, monitoring and evaluation, quality management, and environmental compliance. She has also lived in several countries while serving in a variety of roles, such as Chief of Party. Earlier in her career, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso.