Lorena Aguilar is a Global Senior Gender Advisor with more than thirty years of experience in initiatives involving public policy development, building local institutions and the incorporation of social and gender issues into development. Lorena established and consolidated the IUCN Global Gender Office, which is the preferred partner for international governments and non-governmental organizations seeking to promote gender equality and women empowerment for achieving biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. She has created and is part of some of the most influential international gender networks; e.g. the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders of the Environment and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance. She developed strategies for mainstreaming gender in leading organizations, including UNFCCC, UNISDR, UNEP, CBD and the UNCCD. She also supports governments to develop gender policies and to create organizational capacity in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Lorena authored over seventy publications, including thirty books, on gender, development, disaster risk, climate change, water, health and environment.