Gender and development; strategic planning and cooperation. Master in Gender and Development. Master in Evaluation of Public Programs and Policies.
María Sarabia is a gender and development specialist. In her almost twenty years of experience, she has worked as a strategic planner and director of cooperation programs in Latin America for various international organizations and bilateral development agencies, leading interventions related to the incidence on public policies and the strengthening of institutional capacities for mainstreaming the gender perspective.
Since 2013, her professional career has focused on the monitoring and evaluation of programs and public policies applying sensitive approaches (human rights, gender and intercultural), and participatory methodologies as the basis of knowledge generation processes, in which she has participated or led. These experiences led María to be a good connoisseur of Latin America and the Caribbean, where she worked in various countries and organizations, both multilateral and civil society. Among the organizations that have trusted her are the European Commission, UNP, UN Women, ECLAC, OAS and AECID.
María has a master in Gender and Development and in Evaluation of Public Programs and Policies by the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as advanced studies on gender and human rights by Carleton University (Canada).