Baku Forum 2017
Saniye Gülser Corat is the Director of the Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. She was the pioneer in making gender equality a priority at UNESCO and has been with the Organization since September, 2004. She has a wealth of experience in academia, international development and the private sector, and she is also a TEDx Speaker. Before taking up her position at UNESCO, Ms. Corat pursued a dual career as a professor at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa and as a senior international development advisor for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Status of Women – Canada, several UN agencies (UNDP and UNCTAD) as well as for a select number of civil society organizations. She planned, managed and evaluated programs and projects in over 30 countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. She was also the Chief Executive Officer of an international development consulting company in Canada for 10 years.