Prof Gloria Bonder

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Prof Gloria Bonder is the Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Department at the Latin American Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences (FLACSO).

BACKGROUND - MAIN ACTIVITIES

-    Founder – Director, Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (CEM), a pioneer NGO focus on education, advocacy, community development and action research on women/gender issues. 1979-1992.
-    Founder - Director of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Women's Studies Program, University of Buenos Aires. The first Postgraduate Program in Women's Studies in Argentina and Latin America, 1987 to 1999.
-    General Coordinator of the National Policy for Women's Equal Opportunities in Education, Ministry of Culture and Education of Argentina, 1991-1995.
-    Coordinator for Latin America & the Caribbean of the WSIS Gender Caucus (2003-2005).
Since 2001, she coordinates the UNESCO Regional Chair on Women, Science and Technology in Latin America, the E-learning Master's Program on Gender, Society and Public Policies (PRIGEPP), the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender and the LAC focal point of GenderInSITE.

For more than two decades, Prof. Bonder has developed several research projects on gender issues and/in technology and science, education, communication, youth, and published books and articles both national and internationally.

Advisor of many governmental, academic, and international institutions such as: Minister of Science and Technology, Argentina; Government of Medellin and of Bogota, Colombia; Ministry of Education of Dominican Republic; DAW-United Nations; Women and Development Unit-ECLAC; Monterrey Institute of Technology; OAS; IDRC/CRDI; UNICEF; UNWOMEN; UNDP and UNESCO.

Amongst her most recent publications: “Hacia la innovación de la educación científica y tecnológica con enfoque de género” (2016); “National Assessment on Gender and STI for Argentina” (2015) and “Women’s participation in sectors of high level of use of ICT and identification of good practices” (CEPAL, 2014).

In 2015 was elected ambassador of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.