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Gender Academy

A global event on gender, work and development

13 – 24 November 2017 Turin, Italy

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MEET THE TEAM

The 2017 Gender Academy Team of the ITC-ILO International Labour Standard, Rights at Work and Gender Equality Programme (ILSGEN)

Benedetta Magri-Short, manager of the Gender Academy. Benedetta has worked at ITCILO as an expert in training and capacity building for gender equality in the world of work for some 20 years.  She has managed many large-scale capacity building projects – at international and EU level - and authored toolkits and training materials on this topic. She has particular experience in gender mainstreaming and RBM in development cooperation, participatory gender audits and non-discrimination, and equality at the workplace. Most recently, she has been particularly interested in gender issues in scientific research environments. She believes in the power of participation and collective knowledge generation for social change. A mother of three, she has an academic background in Ethics and Oriental Studies

Benedetta Magri-Short, manager of the Gender Academy.

Benedetta has worked at ITCILO as an expert in training and capacity building for gender equality in the world of work for some 20 years.  She has managed many large-scale capacity building projects – at international and EU level - and authored toolkits and training materials on this topic. She has particular experience in gender mainstreaming and RBM in development cooperation, participatory gender audits and non-discrimination, and equality at the workplace. Most recently, she has been particularly interested in gender issues in scientific research environments. She believes in the power of participation and collective knowledge generation for social change. A mother of three, she has an academic background in Ethics and Oriental Studies

Johanne Lortie, Gender Academy co-manager. She is in charge of overall pedagogical and technical design. Johanne's interest in social justice goes way back. While doing a Master’s degree in sociology in Ottawa, she coordinated the Ontario Public Interest Research Group on environmental and social justice issues.   She then worked as a consultant for many NGOs on gender equality, and as a programme officer for research institutions. Johanne designs and runs training activities that build up ILO constituents’ capacity to deal with gender issues. She runs courses in Turin, in the regions and online. Johanne is also an expert on knowledge sharing facilitation.

Johanne Lortie, Gender Academy co-manager. She is in charge of overall pedagogical and technical design.

Johanne's interest in social justice goes way back. While doing a Master’s degree in sociology in Ottawa, she coordinated the Ontario Public Interest Research Group on environmental and social justice issues.   She then worked as a consultant for many NGOs on gender equality, and as a programme officer for research institutions. Johanne designs and runs training activities that build up ILO constituents’ capacity to deal with gender issues. She runs courses in Turin, in the regions and online. Johanne is also an expert on knowledge sharing facilitation.

 

SECRETARIAT 2017

Claudia Fuggiaschi, responsible for the Gender Academy Resource Persons Secretariat and overall administrative assistance. 

Claudia has a background as an interpreter and translator, and works in English, French, Spanish and Italian. She joined the International Training Centre of the ILO in 1997 where she has gained her broad experience as an administrative assistant in training activities and large scale projects. She is mother of two beautiful children!

 

LECTURERS 2017 Edition (work in progress)

 

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Daniela Bertino is a former official of ITCILO. She has worked for the Centre since 1977, deploying her expertise in training methodology, women in development and social dialogue as a trainer and training manager.

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Ruxandra Boros is a consultant, trainer and lecturer in gender and finance. She has a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University and is working towards a PhD on the subject of gender and women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan (EHESS, Paris and The Graduate Institute, Geneva).

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Until June 2015, Simonetta Cavazza has been the Manager of International Labour Standards, Rights at Work & Gender Equality Programme at The International Training Centre of the ILO. She was team leader of the first two Gender Academies. She has worked on women's empowerment and gender equality issues since 1990.

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Raphael Crowe is Senior Gender Specialist with the Gender, Equality and Diversity branch of the ILO headquarters in Geneva.

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Adrienne Cruz is a gender specialist with the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch at the International Labour Office based in Geneva. Her responsibilities include coordinating the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2010-15, as well as the global ILO Gender Network.

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Simel Esim is Head of the Cooperatives Unit of the ILO in Geneva. She was previously Senior Gender Specialist at the ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut. Simel holds a BA in Political Science from Bogazici University in Istanbul, an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in Bologna and Washington, DC, and PhD in Economics from the American University in Washington, DC.

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Sara Falcao Casaca is Professor of Sociology at the University of Lisbon and researcher at the Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology.

 

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Massimiliano Fusari is a digital consultant, scholar and results-driven visual storyteller with established international educational and professional experience. Through his research on The Image As Story-telling he assesses the relations between the real, the communicated and the seen, endlessly exploring ways to bridge the gap between academia and the media industries. As Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, he teaches on interactive media, visual storytelling and digital creativity. He runs two consulting activities, The Image As Storytelling and Strategic Diplomacy. His portfolio is available on his website.

 

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Olivier Malcor is an experienced Forum Theatre facilitator with 15 years of global experience. He has used Forum Theatre in Africa, Latin America and Europe to engage women and men in staging and participatory solving of sensitive social problems at personal and community levels.

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Claudia Oehl is a trainer and consultant, specialised in Results Based Management and Project Cycle Management. She has been collaborating with the ILO and the Turin centre for more than fifteen years. Her collaborations also include UN Women where she has delivered several trainings worldwide on gender sensitive RBM. She is also has extensive experience in working with social partners, labour market institutions, VET and adult education providers and educational organisations. Furthermore, her experience includes working in the EU institutions.

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Shauna Olney is the Chief of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED) of the ILO

 

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Naoko Otobe is Senior Employment and Gender Specialist of Employment Policy Department of the ILO, Geneva. Having worked in the ILO for more than 25 years, she has substantial operational, research and training experience on gender and employment issues in various developing countries in both Asia and Africa. Otobe’s key recent publications, among others, includes: Resource guide on gender issues in employment and labour market policies; Working towards women’s economic empowerment and gender equality and Export-led development, employment and gender in the era of globalization

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Claudia Signoretti is a Forum Theatre facilitator and holds ten years of professional experience in international projects for women’s empowerment, prevention and contrast of gender-based violence and CEDAW implementation.

 

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Claudy Vouhé is a French feminist gender expert and activist. As an expert, she is mainly involved in training practitioners and policy-makers on the integration of gender in public policies and programmes and supporting organisational change towards transformative gender mainstreaming. As an activist, she is a committed volunteer with the first international francophone network on gender, Genre en Action, she co-founded in 2003, and of which she was president between 2009-2014.

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Alicia Ziffer has specialized in gender, training and education. Born in Argentina she is now based in Santo Domingo where she is Training Programme Coordinator at the UN Women Training Centre. The Training Centre provides courses and resources on UN Women Priority areas and other emerging issues to a global and diverse audience. Alicia is part of the Gender Academy team in the framework of the partnership between UN Women and the ITC ILO. Alicia speaks English and Spanish.

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LECTURERS of the past editions

 

 

Laura Addati is the Maternity Protection and Work-Family Specialist of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED) of the ILO

 

 

2013

 

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Yoseph Aseffa is graduated in Business Management and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (USA). Yoseph has worked as insurance executive and he has done consulting work for UNCTAD and the World Bank on Insurance for developing countries. He is at present working as Senior Technical Specialist at ILO Regional Office for Africa.

2015

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Fatima Botmeh is a Gender mainstreaming and organizational building expert with over 10 years of experience as a trainer and coach. Ms. Botmeh is a certified ILO-Participatory Gender Audit Facilitator. She is a gender expert in several national, regional and international organizations.

2015

 

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Elizabeth Jane Casabianca is currently working as a post-doc researcher at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy) and collaborates with the UNCTAD Trade, Gender and Development Section, particularly on capacity building projects. She has an academic background in economics, as well as teaching and research experience at the university level.

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María José Chamorro works at the International Labour Office, as a gender specialist at the Decent Work Team in San José, covering Central America, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Ndéye Penda Diouf is General Director of the Teranga Senegal Insurance Company since 2008, working on social protection of workers in informal economy. After her participation to the first Gender Academy of the ITC-ILO in 2013, Penda created the Gender and Development Observatory of Saint Louis (GDOSL) and since 2015 she is the national coordinator of the National Centre of Observation of Gender in Senegal « Beutou Askanwi».

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Lenni George has been an International facilitator for more than 20 years and worked in more than 40 different countries for the UN, EU and governments. She has worked actively on gender and other types of equality issues since 1987.

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Indira Hirway is Director and Professor of Economics, Centre For Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad, India. Ms Hirway hold a Master in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, and a Ph D from Department of Economics, University of Bombay.

2015

 

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Anne Laure Humbert, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders at the School of Management at Cranfield University since July 2015. She has done extensive work in the area of women and/or gender within the economy and society.

2015

 

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Raquel Lagunas is an expert in gender and development with more than 20 years of work experience including with civil society and national stakeholders, as well as bilateral and multilateral organizations, and academia. Raquel currently is serving as UNDP Senior Policy Advisor on Gender Mainstreaming based in New York.

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Myrna Lewis is co-founder of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy, CEO and Head of Professional Services of Deep Democracy International Ltd (UK), responsible for quality control worldwide, innovation and development of Deep Democracy.

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Jo Morris is Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science, Gender Institute and European Commission Social Partner Expert to EIGE.

 

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Clemencia Muñoz Tamayo, Head of Training Centre and Country Representative at UN Women, Dominican Republic. She has more than 25 years of experience in International Relations & Development in different positions of increasing managerial and political responsibility. As International Social Development Specialist, Clemencia has collaborated in multiple contexts with Government institutions, Non-governmental Organizations, Bilateral & Multilateral cooperation agencies, Foundations, Private Sector & Academia.

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Heather Northcott is a human rights consultant specialising in international human rights law and its mechanisms, with a specific focus on the rights of women, the rights of children and indigenous rights. Heather holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. She has worked at the UNOHCHR within the treaty body system and the special procedures.

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Mansour Omeira has more than 10 years of experience in research, teaching, and consulting. He has worked with international organizations such as the ILO, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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Mikel Otxotorena Fernandez is a trained sociologist with post-graduated in both international cooperation and gender equality for men and women, which are his two main fields of work. Over the past few years, the focus of his work has been the role played by men for advancing gender equality.

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Dean Peacock is co-founder and co-director of the Sonke Gender Justice Network, a South African NGO working across Southern Africa on issues related to gender, HIV and AIDS and human rights. His work and activism over the last twenty years has focused on issues related to men, constructions of masculinities, health and social justice.

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Amaia Perez Orozco is the lead moderator of UN Women online moderated course Why We Care about Care. She holds a PhD on International Economics and Development. She is an Expert on Public Equality Policies. She has a broad training experience in formal education programmes and professional ongoing training.

2015

 

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Jane Pillinger is an independent researcher and policy advisor. Her particular areas of expertise include social, equality and employment policies. She advises trade unions, governments and EU institutions on these policy issues. She holds honorary research positions at Leeds University and University College Dublin.

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Mariagrazia Rocchigiani is an expert in design and development of training packages and learning modules for strengthening the organizational capacities of rural organizations including governments, producer organizations and cooperatives; and for strengthening university curricula. She has a PhD in preparation in Management and Organisation on “Enhancing producer organizations performance through organizational motivation and capacity” Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

2015

 

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Andrea Stroppiana has been working since the year 2000 with an NGO active in international development projects in the EU, the middle-East, Latin America and Africa. Since 2015, he has been engaged as a freelance consultant and trainer for the European Commission and UN Agencies in the field of PCM, RBM, M&E and participatory decision making. He is a trainer in several master courses in Europe.

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Tzehainesh Teklè is Senior Programme Officer at ITCILO. She is in charge of the ITCILO programme on “International Labour Standards for Judges, Lawyers and Legal Educators”. She also designs and manages training courses, trains and conducts research on equality and non-discrimination in the world of work and on non-standard employment relationships. She has a Ph.D. in law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

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Julienne Tsangueu-Seppou is from Cameroun in Central Africa. She is Psycologist, audio-phonologist, activist, development consultant and gender audit participatory facilitator. She has a twenty-years experience in international consultation, especially in gender and development.

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Reiko Tsushima is a Specialist on Gender Equality and Women Workers’ Rights with the International Labour Organisation, Decent Work Team for South Asia located in New Delhi, India. Her substantive focus is to strengthen national policies to improve the quantity and quality of women’s labour market participation through effective public investment in the social care infrastructure.

2015

 

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Laura Turquet is the Manager of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women, in the Research and Data section. She is a co-author of the latest edition of the report, Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights. She has worked at UN Women (and its predecessor organization UNIFEM) for over six years, and was the lead author of the 2011 report In Pursuit of Justice.

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Maria Elena Valenzuela, sociologist, was for many years ILO regional specialist on gender and employment policies for Latin America. She was also Chief Technical Adviser of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers at the Labour Migration Branch in ILO Geneva. 

2015

 

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Blerina Vila works as a capacity builder for development, gender equality, and child labour. For the past two decades she has worked on gender equality issues at different levels, including international labour standards on the rights of women and development planning with a rights-based approach.

2015

 

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Georgette Zamble created, in 2011, LEADAFRICAINES, a Regional Network for the promotion of women leadership in francophone West Africa in view of gender equality. Since February 2015, she is in charge of the communication and social inclusion of the World Bank Post-Conflict Assistance project in Ivory Coast, under the supervision of the Prime Minister Office. She is also an expert consultant in influence communication, management, gender and local development for local, national and international institutions.

2015

 

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Simonetta Zarrilli is the chief of the Trade, Gender and Development Section of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the organization's Focal Point for the substantive work on gender

 

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