Dr. Dennis Lucy Avilés

E-Mail:  daviles00(at)googlemail.com

Tel.: 0049-(0)-228-850-360 99

Education

2001-2005 Doctor in Philosophy with mention on Development Studies. Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms - Universität Bonn – Germany

1998-1999 Graduated from the Specialization on Gender and Development Program. Postgraduate Programme in Development Sciences of the Major University of San Andrés, La Paz – Bolivia

1995-1997 Master in Human Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1983-1989 BSc. in Agriculture, Major University of San Andrés, La Paz,-Bolivia

Scientific experience

2000 Invited Lecturer on Agroecology and Sustainable Development. Faculty of Agronomy, Major University of San Andrés, La Paz

Work experience

2013 Consultant as Gender Expert-Agribusiness and PSD. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Vienna.

SEED International Jury 2013. Supporting Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development (SEED). Gender Equality and South Africa. Certification as Participatory Gender Audit Facilitator International Labor Organization (ILO), Turin - Italy

2012 Consultant on gender and social participation for the Andean Regional Programme to Support Strategic Development Sectors, Risk Management Systems and Vulnerable Communities to Imminent and Long-term Risks (HARP). Finnish Cooperation in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

Consultant responsible of the Gender Audit for the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD) Brussels

2011 Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming at the “Risk Reduction of Disasters Program” (PRRD). Swiss Development Cooperation (COSUDE) in Bolivia

since 2010 Lecturer on decentralization and political participation, women’s rights and social movements, and women and climate change for the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), International Women’s Center (IFZ), Ibero-Club, Research Network for Latin America and others in Germany.

2009-2010 Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming at the “Foundation for the Promotion and Research of Andean Products” (PROINPA Foundation) in Cochabamba, La Paz, Yacuiba and Sucre

2009 Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming at the Papa Andina Initiative. Cochabamba, Lima, Riobamba.

2007-2008 Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Systemwide Program on Participatory Research and Gender Analysis (PRGA) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Cali, Nairobi, Kampala, Bangkok, Laos.

2007 Consultant for the Early Warning System Project for La Paz City. Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning (PPEW), in coordination with the City of Bonn in Germany and the Municipal Government of La Paz in Bolivia, in Bonn

2006-2008 Consultant for the Expert Survey on Ethnic Groups, Latin America: February and September 2006 and December 2008 University of Los Angeles – California, in Bonn

2006 Consultant for the “XI Latin American Regional Meeting” of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Latin American Unit, Bonn and Panama City

2006 Consultant for the “Beijing International Conference on Women and Desertification”. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Bonn and Beijing

2006 Volunteer for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Latin American Unit, Bonn

2001 Program Director. Program: “Promoting the Institutionalisation of Gender Equity and Equality”, Women’s Coordinator Office (NGO), La Paz

2000 Consultant on local development and gender. Municipal Government of La Paz.

2000 Consultant for the study “Social Impact of the San Cristóbal Project”. San Bartolomé de las Casas Foundation, Nor Lípez province of Potosí.

1998-1999 Assistant to the National Biomass Programme of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme. World Bank and United Nations, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Sucre.

1998 Consultant for the study “Agricultural Research Institutes in Bolivia”. Friederich Ebert Stiftung - Latin American Institute of Social Research (ILDIS). La Paz.

1995 Assistant Co-ordinator of the nationwide study: "Financial Markets in the Rural Areas of Bolivia”. Peasant Found of Development, Technical German Assistance and Friedrich Ebert Foundation – ILDIS, La Paz.

1994-1995 Responsible for the program “Women Issues”. Friedrich Ebert Foundation - Latin American Institute of Social Research (ILDIS), La Paz

1992-1995 Assistant Researcher. Friedrich Ebert Foundation - Latin American Institute of Social Research (ILDIS), La Paz

in Cochabamba, La Paz, Sucre und Yacuiba, Bolivien

in Cochabamba, La Paz, Sucre und Yacuiba, Bolivien

Publications

  • Avilés, D. (2013) Decentralisation and social power relations in Chuquisaca-Bolivia. Article in: “Interdependencies of Social Categorisations”. Celleri, Daniela, Tobias Schwarz, Bea Wittger (eds.). Research Network for Latin America,  Cologne University, Cologne.
  • Avilés, D. (2010): Descentralización y Relaciones de Poder Local en Chuquisaca, Fundación TIERRA und PLURAL Verlag, La Paz
  • Avilés, D. (2010): Guía de Transversalización de Género en las metodologías participativas, Plataformas de Concertación, Enfoque Participativo de Cadenas Productivas y Evaluación Horizontal, Iniciativa Papa Andina, Lima
  • Avilés, D. (2008): Gender Audit at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.
    Bericht erschien bei „Systemwide Program on Participatory Research and Gender Analysis for Technology Development and Institutional Innovation” (PRGA) of the „Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research” (CGIAR), Cali, Kolombien
  • Avilés, D. (2007): Policies to Combat Desertification, A Perspective on the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, Artikel in „Desertification and the International Policy Imperative” United Nations University - International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU–INWEH), Ontario, Kanada
  • Avilés, D. (2005): Popular Participation, Decentralisation, and Local Power Relations in Bolivia, Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen, Deutschland
  • Avilés, D. (2000): Bericht für das internationale Seminar „Caminando Juntas hacia un Nuevo Futuro”, Confederación Latinoamericana de Trabajadoras del Hogar und Coordinadora de la Mujer, La Paz
  • Avilés, D. (2000): Umweltarbeitshefte „La tierra, nuestra casa”, „Regiones ecológicas de Bolivia”, „Medio ambiente urbano”, „Problemática ambiental del Río Seco”, „Gestión Urbana” RED HABITAT (NGO), La Paz
  • Avilés, D. (1999): Selección y comercialización de material reciclable por mujeres del la zona sud de El Alto, Niederländische Botschaft, El Alto
  • Avilés, D. (1995): Mercados Financieros Rurales en La Paz, Fondo de Desarrollo Campesino (FCD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) und Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (ILDIS), La Paz
  • Avilés, D. (1994): Participación Política de las Mujeres en Democracia, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (ILDIS), La Paz
  • Avilés, D. (1993): Evaluación comparativa de sistemas microclimáticos en Pacajes - La Paz, INVERNADEROS, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz
  • Avilés, D. (1992): various articles in the magazine „Alerta Agrario“. OPINION Zeitung, Cochabamba
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