Information Economy Report 2011 

By Maya Plentz How to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to create real economic impact in developing countries? By bridging the digital gap between small and large enterprises. In order to accelerate private sector development governments must make the inclusion of ICTs a priority through investment in broadband infrastructure and building trust among entrepreneurs…

Research and Innovation

Geneva, March 2018 By Maya Plentz  How to make sure more women receive public funds for research? We must make sure that more than simply voicing our outrage on social media platforms we hold governments, corporations, and venture capital firms accountable in the sense of sponsoring, funding, and granting the necessary financial means to women…

Gender and Research Funding

Link to my speech at the WSIS High Level Policy panel, at ITU Headquarters in 2018 WSIS Forum: Link to talk at the World Summit on the Information Society  Forum 2017 Twitter Moments ⚡️World Summit on the Information Society here ITU 2018  This is the link to my speech / policy statement at the 2018 WSISI Forum, High-Level Policy Session…

Assembleia Geral da ONU

“Não se trata apenas de reivindicar um lugar para o Brasil, se trata de fazer com que o Conselho de Segurança da ONU expresse a realidade contemporânea do mundo.”  

Horizon 2020

In October of 2016 Ms. Plentz Fagundes was appointed by the European Commission to the High Level Group of Experts to review the impact of Horizon 2020, the £80 Billion Framework Programme to fund Research and Innovation in the EU from 2014 to 2020.

Engineering at FIU

“A Florida university and an insurer that incurred hundreds of millions of dollars in losses during recent hurricanes are teaming up to find ways to help buildings survive massive storms. Their tool: Giant fans.”   Selected clippings, results of media relations campaigns by Maya Plentz for FIU Placement: Wall Street Journal From Fans’ Whirlwind, Researchers…

Voyage to the Fragile Beauty of Antarctica

”The purpose of our project is to educate and to protect the environment. We want to document the beauty and the fragility of our planet.” Ms. Plentz produced, drafted, and copy-edited international policy articles, reports to donors and press releases, ensuring that content followed UN’s editorial style, consistency, and accuracy standards.   She served as…