ONLY 19% of public service leadership positions ARE held by women worldwide. lET’S MAKE IT 50% BY 2050.
International Consultant, Gender Equality in Public Administration, Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Ciara Lee's Story
Ciara Lee is an international consultant with the Responsive and Accountable Institutions Team in UNDP’s Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster. Ciara focuses primarily on the Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) Global Project and local governance. She joined UNDP in 2014, working on various aspects gender and democratic governance, including on issues related to conflict-related violence, extractive industries, and women’s representation in public life.
Prior to joining UNDP, Ciara worked with Freedom House Detroit, coordinating job training and access to health services for asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking. In 2012 she worked at the Southern African Media and Gender Institute on public service employment equity, prison policy reform and various research projects on gender-based violence.
While in graduate school, Ciara was a research assistant in the Office of Health Research and a teaching assistant for the Literature and Africana Studies program. She holds an undergraduate degree in Literature and Economics and a graduate degree in World Politics and Peace and Security Studies.