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Saniye Gülser Corat

(Canada & Turkey)

Saniye Gülser Corat is the Director of the Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Before joining UNESCO in September 2004, she pursued a diversified career as an academic at Carleton University in Canada and a senior international development advisor to several international organizations, including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Canadian International Agency and the International Research Development Centre, planning, managing, monitoring, evaluating projects and programmes in areas ranging from education, social and economic development, institutional strengthening, gender equality, technology transfer to local governance and climate change in over 30 countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. She also has private sector experience as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an international development consulting company in Canada for almost 10 years.

Gülser Corat graduated from Robert College and Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds graduate degrees in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and in International Political Economy from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs and the Political Science Department of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She has a post-graduate degree from Harvard University Kennedy School, USA.