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Gender and Development

Gender equality and women's empowerment are essential for meeting Asia and the Pacific's aspirations of inclusive and sustainable development. ADB recognizes that to reduce poverty rates, helping women and girls must be a priority in its work.

Contacts/Experts

Gender Equity Thematic Group

For queries related to ADB's gender research, events, issues, possible partnership, careers, and funding opportunities

Gender Contacts in HQ Departments

For queries related to Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Mary Alice ROSERO (Ms) Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)Office of the Director   Tel +63 2 8683 1724   E-mail
Veronica Mendizabal JOFFRE (Ms) Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)  E-mail

For queries related to Cook Islands, Republic of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

Mairi MACRAE (Ms)Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development)Social Sectors and Public Sector Management Division
  E-mail
Amanda SATTERLY (Ms)Senior Social Development Specialist (Gender & Development)  E-mail

For queries related to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Francesco TORNIERI (Mr)Principal Social Development SpecialistPortfolio, Results and Quality Control Unit  Tel +63 2 8632 5983   E-mail
Elizabeth BURGES-SIMS (Ms)Senior Social Development Specialist (Gender & Development)   E-mail

Gender Contacts in Country Offices

ADB Location

You may contact gender focal points by selecting a country from the dropdown

Afghanistan Resident Mission  E-mail
Ketevan CHKEIDZE (Ms)12th Floor, JSC Cartu Building39A Chavchavadze Avenue0162 Tbilisi, Georgia  Tel +995 322 250619 to 21  E-mail
Ketevan CHKEIDZE (Ms)12th Floor, JSC Cartu Building39A Chavchavadze Avenue0162 Tbilisi, Georgia  Tel +995 322 250619 to 21  E-mail
Nasheeba SELIM (Ms)Sher-e-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh  Tel +63 2 8632 6000 to 8  Fax +880 2 815 6018/19   E-mail
Chandy CHEA (Ms)No. 29, Suramarit Boulevard (St. 268) Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun PenhP.O. Box 2436 Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Tel +855 23 216417  Fax +855 23 215807   E-mail
Zhuoga CIWANG (Ms)17th Floor, China World Tower No.1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang District100004 Beijing, People's Republic of China  Tel +86 10 8573 0909  Fax +86 10 8573 0808   E-mail
Ketevan CHKEIDZE (Ms)12th Floor, JSC Cartu Building39A Chavchavadze Avenue0162 Tbilisi, Georgia  Tel +995 322 250619 to 21  E-mail
Prabhjot R. KHAN (Ms)4 San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri110021 New Delhi, India   Tel +995 322 250619 to 21  Fax +91 11 2687 0955  E-mail
Malika SHAGAZATOVA (Ms)20th Floor Astana Tower Business Center12 Samal Microdistrict010000 Astana, Kazakhstan   Tel +7 717 2325 053/54  Fax +7 717 2328 343  E-mail
Gulfia ABDULLAEVA (Ms)52-54 Orozbekov Street720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic   Tel +996 312 624192  Fax +996 312 624196  E-mail
Theonakhet SAPHAKDY (Ms)Corner of Lanexang Av. and Samsenthai Rd.P.O. Box 9724 Vientiane, Lao PDR   Tel +856 21 250 444  Fax +856 21 250333  E-mail
Tsolmon BEGZSUREN (Ms)2nd Floor MCS Plaza, Seoul Street 4210644 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia   Tel +976 11 329836  Fax +976 11 311795  E-mail
Suman SUBBA (Ms)Srikunj, Kamaldi Ward No. 31P.O. Box 5017 Kathmandu, Nepal   Tel +977 1 422 7779  Fax +977 1 422 5063  E-mail
Uzma ALTAF (Ms)Level 8, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrwardy44000 Islamabad, Pakistan   Tel +92 51 2600351 to 69  Fax +92 51 2600365 to 66  E-mail
Nelun GUNASEKERA (Ms)23 Independence AvenueColombo, Sri Lanka   Tel +94 11 2674499  Fax +94 11 2674488  E-mail
Gulnora KHOLOVA (Ms)07-5 Nozim Hikmat Street734001 Dushanbe, Tajikistan   Tel +992 372 271895/97  Fax +992 372 244900  E-mail
Elsty DAVIDZ-MORATO (Ms)ADB Building, Rua Alferes Duarte ArbiroDili, Timor-Leste   Tel +670 3324 801  Fax +670 3324 132  E-mail
Mekhri KHUDAYBERDIYEVA (Ms)1 A Khodjaeva Street100027 Tashkent, Uzbekistan   Tel +998 71 140 1920 to 25  Fax +998 71 140 1976  E-mail
Giang Thanh NGUYEN (Ms)Units 701-706 Sun Red River Building, 23 Phan Chu Trinh StreetHoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam   Tel +84 43 933 1374  Fax +84 43 933 1373  E-mail