Ege Tekinbas

Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Equity

Ege is a Senior Policy Advisor for Gender Equity with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She brings over 15 years of professional experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment, elimination of violence against women, and social development. Throughout her lengthy career with international organizations (including UN Women, United Nations Population Fund, World Bank, European Union, the Council of Europe, and Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas), Ege has engaged in program/project design in areas such as gender analysis, gender-responsive programming, and monitoring of gender-responsive service delivery.

Among previous professional roles, Ege has acted as Senior Gender Consultant at the World Bank (where she was involved with assessing gender-based violence-related risks of major civil works and infrastructure projects) and Senior Gender Consultant at UN WOMEN. In the latter position, she developed a program targeting refugee women and girls, supported the development of strategic plans, and researched the capacity-building needs of women’s organizations and community service organizations working with women refugees, along with social entrepreneurship modalities available for refugee women.

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Areas of expertise
Gender Equality
Staff type
Masters of Science in International Relations, Middle East Technical University, 2008
BA in Business Administration, Middle East Technical University, 2003
Languages spoken
English, Spanish, Turkish