Dinys Luciano Ferdiand

Director of Development Connections

She is a psychologist, has a Master’s degree in Gender and Development as well as a Diploma in International Economic Relations and Integration. Ferdiand was also an International Health Fellow at the Pan American Health Organization in Washington D.C. in 1998.

Dinys Ferdiand is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA/USA), the Competent Reviewers' Board for the Online Journal of Social Sciences Research (USA) and the Editorial Board of a journal called “Identities" at the University of Puerto Rico/Cayey.

She has conducted thirty-three research projects and assessments in twenty countries in the topics of gender and development, violence against women, HIV, sexual and reproductive health, human trafficking, childhood and adolescence, health policies, disasters and emergencies, and education. She has published nearly 50 documents such as manuals, reports, articles, research projects and more on these issues.  Furthermore, Ferdiand has designed and implemented courses on gender and health, disasters, HIV and violence and human resource development across many regions.

She has been a consultant to the Population Fund (UNFPA), World Bank, Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States (CIM/OAS), UNIFEM/UN Women UNAIDS, WFP, UNICEF, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), UNDP, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Department of Health and Human Services of the United States, International Center for Research on Women (USA), Ipas, ChildFund International as well as the International Cooperation for Development. She has coordinated projects between Development Connections and the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW Latina) as well as with Iris Group (USA), The Constellation (Belgium) and Salamander Trust (England).

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