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Prof.  Gloria  BONDER

Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Department at the Latin American Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences (FLACSO)

Since 2001, from that Department, she coordinates:

The UNESCO Regional Chair on Women, Science and Technology in Latin America www.catunescomujer.org

The E-learning Master's Program on Gender, Society and Public Policies (PRIGEPP) www.prigepp.org

The Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender, integrated by twelve Chairs around the world (www.catunesco.org/globalnetwork)

The LAC focal point of GenderInSITE, a multistakeholder global initiative aimed at creating a greater awareness about gender dimensions of science, innovation, technology and engineering.

For more than two decades, Prof. Bonder has designed, implemented and evaluated a large number of research and educational projects and programs in many Latin-American countries and internationally.

In 1979 she founded the Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (Women Studies Center); the first NGO devoted to education, advocacy, community development and action research on women/gender studies.

In 1987, Prof. Bonder founded and directed of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Women's Studies Program at the University of Buenos Aires. The first one with this perspective in Argentina and one of the first in Latin America.

From 1991 to 1995, Prof. Bonder was appointed as the General Coordinator of the National Policy for Women's Equal Opportunities in Education, Ministry of Culture and Education of Argentina.

From 2003 to 2005, Bonder coordinated the Latin-American and Caribbean Chapter of the WSIS Gender Caucus; and in 2010 she was elected the coordinator of the International Taskforce on Women and ICT (ITF) of GAID (Global Alliance for ICT and Development of the United Nations).

She has been involved in research and consultancy on Women, Science and Technology for many national, regional and international organizations 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; OAS; IDRC/CRDI; UNICEF; UNWOMEN; UNDP and UNESCO. She has developed several research projects on gender issues and/in technology and science, education, communication, youth, and published books and articles both national and international.

Prof. Bonder has been distinguished by UNESCO as one of the 60 women worldwide who has helped accomplish the organization's goals throughout the 60 years of its existence, representing the voices, aspirations, and visions of many women around the world.