NCBA CLUSA’s Gender Specialist Elizabeth Salazar will lead roundtable at WILD 2020 Forum


NCBA CLUSA is proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum. This annual event is the first and largest forum on women’s leadership, diversity, inclusion and equity in the global development sector. Taking place on May 6, 2020 in Washington, DC, the forum will explore “Power, and Empowering Others.”

This year, NCBA CLUSA’s Gender Specialist and Senior Program Manager Elizabeth Salazar will lead a roundtable discussion called “Leverage Your Gender Experts: Support for Internal Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.” See the full agenda.

Gender experts focus primarily on technical and programmatic work related to gender integration—efforts that consider gender in program design, implementation and monitoring, evaluation and learning. However, many international development organizations could also utilize the expertise of gender advisors in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Presenters will share examples of what the intersection between gender integration and gender mainstreaming (pursuing greater gender equality internally) looks like and facilitate a discussion on how best to leverage existing skills, tools and resources for greater organizational effectiveness and learning.

Salazar is an international development manager and gender advisor. She has 15 years of experience supporting and managing domestic and international development programs in the areas of economic growth, cooperative development and health. At NCBA CLUSA she leads the Gender Working Group and provides guidance and technical assistance on gender integration and mainstreaming, including addressing gender and women’s empowerment using a human rights framework.

She was previously a Program Officer at the Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health, where she supported women’s health, gender equity and violence prevention programs. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in Human Rights and Social Justice.

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