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This list of experts was developed by UN Women Gender Budget Programme. It includes the name, detailed profile and email address of experts from all regions of the world, who have collaborated with the organization in recent years to support GRB work. These experts have been carefully selected based on a review of their CVs, publications and track record.

Name Profile Countries of Work Working Languages Email
Mendez, Ada Experienced in supporting the application of GRB by the Parliament especially in El Salvador. Coordinator of a UNIFEM/UNDP Programme on Women’s Economic Agenda. Author of several publications on GRB including "A way to incorporate gender in the national budget", "Capacity-building manual on National Budgets with Gender Equity" and "Critical analysis of the gender budgets’ experiences in the Central American Region". El Salvador Spanish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Armas, Amparo Until recently she managed the Fiscal Policy with gender perspective project in the National Council of Ecuadorian Women (CONAMU, Ecuador's National Women Machinery). Currently a consultant for various UNIFEM GRB programmes in Latin America. Author of "The first steps of Ecuador in the process of incorporating gender in the General State Budget", UNIFEM, Quito-Ecuador, 2009. Ecuador / LAC Spanish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Martinho, Araujo Expert in government planning and budgeting at central and local level, public finance management, GRB training for government officials. Mozambique Portuguese / English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sharma, Benita Experienced GRB trainer with expertise in gender budget analysis, gender planning, research and advocacy. Co-author of the country study "Using Gender Budgeting Strategies for Aid Effectiveness Agenda" and Mapping of GRB initiatives in South Asia. India, South East Asia English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sitão, Carlos Economist with a strong experience in Government Planning and Budgeting at Central and local level; public finance management. Carlos is also an experienced GRB trainer and author of two manuals on GRB in National Planning Process. Mozambique Portuguese
Martinez, Concepción Concepcion has worked for a long time in the NGO Equidad de Genero de Mexico and is currently the Director for the Department in charge of the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against women in the Government of Mexico City. She has a lot of experience training both civil servants and women's organizations on GRB. Mexico / LAC Spanish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Budlender, Debbie Lead GRB expert, author of numerous publications on GRB especially on the practical application of GRB, unpaid care work, budgeting and women's rights. Debbie has an extensive experience in advising governments and civil society on application of GRB. Africa, Latin America, Asia - South African Gender Budgeting work English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elson, Diane Lead Gender and Macroeconomics expert, author of numerous publications on gender and macroeconomics, gender budget analysis tools, costing and budgeting for women's rights. General - UK (Women's Budget Group) English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Collier, Edda Independant Consultant, Researcher, Expert in Gender Analysis, Gender Planning and GRB training. Southern Africa, Mozambique Portuguese / English/French This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Klatzer, Elizabeth Researcher, Independant Consultant with extensive experience in GRB programming, training and M&E. Expert in Gender Budget Analysis, Gender and Aid Effectiveness, Public Finance Management, Performance Based Budgeting. Austria, Germany, Macedonia, Iceland, Tajikistan German/English/French/Spanish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Villagomez, Elizabeth GRB expert, author of numerous articles and expert in budget analysis relating to gender-based violence and employment. Elizabeth also has a strong experience in advising civil society on the application of GRB. Spain - Central and Eastern Europe Spanish / English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reyes, Emilia Gender and development expert at Equidad de Genero in Mexico, responsible for the GRB programme. Emilia has a strong experience in advising governments and institutions in gender mainstreaming and the design of gender equitable public policies in Mexico. Mexico Spanish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sarr Sow, Fatou Sociologist - Director of the Gender Laboratory at University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar (Senegal). Expert in gender analysis. Senegal French This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Raes, Florence Expert in supporting the formulation and implementation gender budget initiatives, policy advocacy and GRB training. Morocco / Chile / Brazil / Algeria English / French / Spanish / Portuguese This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dorotan, Florencia Social activist. Programme Manager of the Women's Action Network for Development (WAND). Expert in the formualtion and implementation of GRB initiatives at the local Level GRB, Advocacy for GRB, Gender analysis and Governance. Philippines English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Muteshi, Jacinta

Independent Consultant, Researcher, Specialist GRB training, gender analysis, gender and aid effectiveness.

Author of “Institutionalising Gender Responsive Budgets in Commonwealth: Lessons learnt and critical next steps”; “Gender responsive budgeting tools and gender mainstreaming strategies in Ethiopia”; “Mapping Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality in Africa, Regional Issues and Trend”;“A Resource Manual: Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities for Africa”.

Jacinta is currently working on “Guidelines for GRB in the Health Sector in Ethiopia”; and “Guidelines for the Agricultural and Rural Sector in Ethiopia”

Africa English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mukunda, Julius Director of Gender Budget Programme Forum On Women and Democracy in Uganda with expertise in the application of GRB at national and local level, GRB training and gender budget analysis. Julius is also a Member of the East Africa GRB Network. Uganda - Tanzania English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Schneider, Katrin Independant Consultant with extensive experience in gender responsive budgeting, gender and PRSP, and gender and pro-poor growth. Expert in GRB training and author of numerous training manuals on GRB. Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Mpzambique) Pakistan, Afghanistan, Fiji and South Korea English/ German/ French This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Liudmila S. Rzhanitsyna: Professor, specialist in social policy and gender. Ms. Rzhanitsyna has been involved in GRB work in Russia. She is the author of two books on gender budgeting. Russia / CEE / CIS Russia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fragoso, Lucia Pérez Economist, Project Manager at Equidad de Género a leading organization on GRB in Mexico. Expert in training and advocacy for GRB work, Lucia also coordinates Gender and Economics course in the LAC region. Mexico and Central America Spanish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tarasiewicz, Malgorzata Director of the Network of East-West Women NEWW-Polska. NEWW-Polska is currently involved in a project "EU Gender Watch: A Comparative Analysis of EU Development Instruments from the Gender Perspective in: Georgia, Ukraine, Tajikistan". CEE / CIS Russian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rusimbi, Mary Development Practicioner, women's rights advocate and expert in gender analysis and GRB training. Her areas of expertise include HIV/Aids and PRSPs. Mary has worked in many African countries and authored several publications and training resources on gender. Tanzania, East Africa, Mozambique English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Holvoet, Nathalie GRB expert with several publications on GRB and related issues, integrating gender in PRSPs and developing and tracking gender responsive indicators. Africa English / French This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bannerjee, Nirmala Economist, author of numerous publications on GRB and expert in gender budget analysis of poverty alleviation programs and fiscal policies. India English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kabaya, Odette

Former Coordinator of Gender Responsive Programme in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Rwanda.

Specialist in sector gender analysis, gender budget analysis, training of sector planning and budgeting officers, implementation of GRB programme within Government (mainstreaming gender in budget call circulars, developing gender budget statement), sensitization of CSO and Members of Parliament on GRB.
Africa French, English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hasanov, Rafkat Executive Director of the Association "Investment Round Table". Mr Hasanov has extensive finance and economics expertise and experience. Among other assignments, he has worked on costing of MDGs and NAP in Kyrgyzstan, and has worked in a team of experts on engendering the poverty reduction strategy. CEE / CIS Russian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coello, Raquel Feminist Economist, Latin-American regional GRB programme coordinator from 2005 to 2011. Extensive experience in providing technical support for GRB experiences in Latin American countries –both at the governmental and non-governmental level-. Organized several international seminars, conducted regional researches and contributed to the creation and supervision of the specialized Spanish website on GRB www.presupuestoygenero.net. Experienced in knowledge management, particularly in the development of tools and systematic documentation of experiences. She has also worked as a researcher and as a teacher in academic courses as well as in GRB training workshops both in Latin America and in Spain. Latin America Spanish, English, French and Portuguese This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sharp, Rhonda Lead GRB expert, author of numerous publications on GRB, gender and performance based budgeting. Rhonda has an extensive experience in advising governments and civil society on application of GRB. Australia-Asia English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Quinn, Sheila Specialist in development and delivery of training programmes with expertise in sector gender analysis, gender budget analysis, developing gender sensitive targets and indicators. Author of Gender Budgeting: practical implementation handbook and co-Author of Budgeting for All: A manual for local gender budget initiatives. Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Poland, Yemen, Ireland, Lithuania, Turkey, Syria, Korea English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sene, Soce Public Finance Expert with strong experience in gender analysis, result based management, GRB training and workhop facilitation. West Africa and Central Africa, Haiti French This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vargas, Virginia Sociologist, women's rights advocate and author. Expert in national and local level GRB in Latin America. Former UNIFEM Consultant in charge of the Women's Economic and Social Rights Programme, Evaluator of the Latin-American Gender Responsive Budget Programme and currently Political advisor for UNIFEM's Gender Responsive Budget Programme in Peru. Latin America Spanish / English This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.