Deputy Regional Director

Cecilia Alemany, Deputy Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean


Cecilia Alemany is the Deputy Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean, PhD candidate in Economics at Complutense University of Madrid and in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at UIB. She holds a Master's degree in International Foresight from Paris V and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of the Republic, Uruguay. She has been an advisor to the Chilean and Uruguayan development cooperation agencies (AGCID and AUCI), co-writing both national development cooperation policies and advocated for the incorporation of gender and human rights perspectives from various organizations, networks and civil society platforms both globally and in Latin America in Financing for Development and Aid and Development Effectiveness processes among others.

Until December 2019 she was Senior Management Advisor of UNOPS in Haiti, from 2011 to 2016, she was in charge of the UNOPS Office in Uruguay (ad interim in Paraguay), and throughout her career she has developed multiple consultancies within the United Nations System on issues related to governance, development and gender (UNDP, ECLAC, UNICEF, UNFPA among others). She coordinated the South American Network of Applied Economics (Red Sur) and has been a lecturer in local development planning and foresight since 2002, and in 2019 she took over as Associate Professor of the Development Workshop Grade 3 (Faculty of Social Sciences, UdelaR).