President. On duty from September 2020.
Ada is a sociologist with a master’s degree, with distinction, in Development Planning and Management granted by the University of Wales, UK. She has worked in the United Nations System since 1990 with UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA and IFAD in different countries of North and Latin America, Africa and Asia. During her career, she has been mainly involved in evaluation capacity development and networking. She has lectured at various universities including Carleton (Ottawa – Canada), FLACSO (Santiago, Chile), Indian School of Business (Hyderabad, India and BRAC (Dhaka, Bangladesh). She authored several articles and publications. She was one of the founders of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and of the Latin America Evaluation Network (ReLAC). Currently, she represents UNICEF at EvalPartners. Ada is the co-chair of EVALSDGs and supports the Secretariat of the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE). Currently, she is based in New York where she leads the Partnerships and Coherence Unit of the Unicef’s Evaluation Office. Ada will retire from Unicef by the end of August 2020.
Ada is fluent in Spanish (mother tongue) and in English; she understands and reads French, Italian and Portuguese. She has lived in Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, New York, Italy, the UK and Thailand. Ada loves to travel. She enjoys watching independent cinema and loves music and dancing. Above all, she loves people.
First Term of Office expires: 31 March 2023