We invite you to join us for the hybrid Inspire Students Alumni Roundtable titled “Gender Expertise: what opportunities and challenges to work in this field?” on Thursday, 8th December at 12:30 - 13:30 Geneva time, either on webex or in room S8.
Following the Roundtable, a networking coffee break will be offered until 14:00.
Karen Dayana Chica Gómez (MDEV ‘22) is a young professional and activist with experience at UNESCO, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (Gender-Partnership Programme), where she is currently working as consultant in a project to promote gender equality in politics. She is also the founder of MUNJUD, a project to enhance the education of young people in Machala, Ecuador.
Miriam Engeler (MDEV ‘20) is a public sector consultant at Syspons GmbH, a consulting firm which supports public institutions, federal ministries, foundations and non-profit organizations in maximizing their positive social impact. While at the Institute, Miriam placed a particular focus on gender-sensitive and participatory research approaches, feminist and post-colonial critiques of development cooperation and questions on the equal participation of civil society actors in peace processes, development, and humanitarian action.
María Aylen Vandoni (LL.M. ‘20) is a qualified lawyer with interdisciplinary knowledge on human rights, racial discrimination and minority issues through both professional and academic experience. She has extensive work experience in the UN system, prior within the UN Human Rights Office and now at the ILO, focusing on indigenous peoples and racial equality.
Laura Biscaglia (MIA ‘18) is a feminist advocate with over 5 years of experience in the humanitarian and development sectors at the international level. She is currently working as a Gender and Diversity Programme Office for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) where she provides substantial, organizational, and technical support on gender and diversity mainstreaming in capacity development, strengthening gender equality, diversity and inclusion in humanitarian mine action.
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About the Inspire Students series: The Alumni Office, in collaboration with Career Services and the GISA Professional Development Committee, is organizing a series of thematic roundtables aimed at connecting current students and alumni of the Institute around shared interests and experiences.