Barbora Galvankova

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Programme Specialist

Based in: UNDP Regional Centre in Istanbul

From: Slovakia

Studied at: Paris I. Sorbonne University

Languages: English, French, Polish, Russian, Slovak




I’m Barbora Galvankova and I’m UNDP’s Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Programme Specialist for Europe and CIS.

My main areas of expertise:

1. Capturing and sharing good practices and knowledge related to gender equality and women’s empowerment
2. Supporting online collaboration of gender practitioners in the region
3. Advocacy for transforming gender stereotypes
4. Communicating UNDP contributions to gender equality in the region

Before joining UNDP, I worked at the Research and Information Centre for Development (CRID) in France, focusing on education for development. I was supporting facilitation of European NGO networks promoting sustainable development policies and actions including gender.


My work

I facilitate the sharing of knowledge on UNDP’s virtual network for gender in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), connecting UNDP and its partners on issues related to gender equality. The space is designed to share experiences and build a body of knowledge related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region, and to find and implement effective solutions together.


Some accomplishments

2011 Featured the achievements of women’s politicians and women’s organizations in the region via iKNOW Politics network.

2011 Supported UNDP Country offices and their partners in the region to communicate gender equality results using social media and networks (UNDP in Montenegro launched a Facebook page to raise awareness about gender issues)  

2010-2011 Developed UNDP’s virtual network space for Gender in Europe and CIS.


For more details, you are welcome to contact me directly:

+421-2-59337 274


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