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Gender Academy

A global event on gender, work and development

13 – 24 November 2017 Turin, Italy

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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. (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011)


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). (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013)


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. (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011)



Raphael Crowe is Senior Gender Specialist with the Gender, Equality , and Diversity branch of the ILO headquarters in Geneva. (Editions: 2017, 2015)



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. (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013)


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. (Editions: 2017, 2015)


Sara Falcao Casaca is Professor of Sociology at the University of Lisbon and researcher at the Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology. (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013)


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. (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013)



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. (Editions: 2017)



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. (Editions: 2017)


Shauna Olney is the Chief of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED) of the ILO. (Editions: 2017, 2015).


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. (Edition: 2017)


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. (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013)


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. (Editions: 2017, 2015, 2013).

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. (Editions: 2017, 2015)


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