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A Gender Agenda: Asia-Europe Dialogue
Economic Empowerment for Gender Equality

Manila, Philippines
October 8–9, 2005

List of Participants

[Asia]

Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo Governor of Aurora Province, Philippines
Rufa Cagoco-Guiam Director, Center for Peace and Development Studies; Associate Professor, Mindanao State University, General Santos City, Philippines
Chia Siow Yue Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Nieves M. Confesor Professor, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines
Chandavanh Dethrasavong National Mekong River Commission, Laos
Hew Cheng Sim Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Mitsuko Horiuchi Director, Committee For The Year 2001; Gender Expert (Director International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Japan)
Jeanne Frances Illo Gender Equality Advisor for CIDA, Philippine-Canada Cooperation Office
Hadja Bainon Karon President, Federation of United Mindanaon Bangsamoro Women Multi-purpose Cooperatives, Philippines
Jee Hyeon Kim Director of Publicity & International Solidarity, Korean Women Workers Associations United (KWWAU)
Romyen Kosaikanont Lecturer/researcher, Women's Studies Center, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, Thailand
Takayoshi Kusago Associate Professor, Research Center for Civil Society, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
Le Thi Quy Associate Prof. Ph.D, Director of the Research Center for Gender and development, Hanoi University of Social Science and Humanities, Vietnam
Loren Legarda Senator, Philippines
Braema Mathiaparanam President, Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE)/ Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies (gender studies); Manager, Corporate Communications, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore
Bernadette Mendoza Principal Assistant for ASEM, Office of European Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
Maria Cleofe R. Natividad Executive Director, Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations (OUIER), Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
Maria Lourdes V. Ramiro-Lopez Assistant Secretary, Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations (UNIO), Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
Carolyn Israel Sobritchea Professor and Director of Center for Women's Studies, University of the Philippines in Diliman
Teo Siew Yean Lecturer, Department of Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics & Policy Studies, University Brunei Darussalam
Maria Aurora F. Tolentino Executive Director, Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium
Amaryllis T. Torres Commissioner [representing academe], National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)
Gisela Velasco Consultant, AIM-Mirant Center for Bridging Societies Divides, Philippines
Francis X. Wahono Executive Director, Yayassan Cindelaras, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Wu Qing Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Chuth Leang Vanny Deputy Director General of Gender Equality and Economic Development, Ministry of Women's Affairs, Cambodia
Emmeline Verzosa Executive Director, Office of the President, National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)
Jaime J. Yambao ASEF Governor for the Philippines
Mryna T. Yao Chairperson, National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)
Zhang Ye Regional Director, Asia Foundation, China

[Europe]

Bam Bjorling Working Chairwoman, Kvinnoforum; Sociologist, Sweden
Ausrine Burneikiene Ombudswoman for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, Lithuania
Rosheen Callender National Equality Secretary for SIPTU (Services, Industrial, Professional, Technical Union); Vice President, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Ireland
Eileen Drew Senior Lecturer, Center for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Meral Ekmekcioglu Founding Member, WINPEACE Turkey
Des Geraghty Former President of SIPTU, Ireland
Françoise Goffinet Institut pour l' égalité des femmes et des hommes, Belgium
Monique Halpern President, French Coordination for the European Women's Lobby (CLEF), France
Hanneke Kamphuis Executive Director, Mama Cash, Fund for Women, Netherlands
Maria Kazmukova Vice President, Association of Business and Professional Women APM BPW, Czech Republic
Alena Kralikova Director, Gender Studies, o.p.s., Czech Republic
Erika Kvapilova Gender expert; National Programme Officer, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Slovakia
Anu Laas Researcher and Head, Unit of Gender Studies, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Tartu, Estonia
Alain Laferte Doctoral Researcher, Lille Center for Politics and Administration (CERAPS), University of Lille 2, France
Sine Lehn Project Manager, The Danish Research Centre on Gender Equality, Roskilde University, Denmark
Sten Lindeberg External consultant to Kvinnoforum; Executive Director, Step Up business learning, Sweden
Helene Louapre Founder and Managing Director of C.O.S.E.; Regional Branch Leader of Arborus, France
Katie Maclean University of York Centre for Women's Studies; UNA International Service, UK
Fotini Sianou Vice President, Centre for Research and Action on Peace (KEDE); President of the Women's Committee and Member of the Steering and the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Greece
Karen Valeur Sjørup Director General, The Danish Research Centre on Gender Equality, Roskilde University, Denmark
Magdalena Sroda Under Secretary of State; The Polish Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Status of Women and Men The Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Poland
Laima Vengale Adviser, Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, Lithuania
Mag. Manuela Vollmann Director, ABZ Austria
Linda Wirth Director, Bureau for Gender Equality, ILO Geneva

[Co-organizers]

Victoria Licuanan Dean, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Wonil Cho Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Bertrand Fort Director of Intellectual Exchange, ASEF
Tadashi Yamamoto President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Hideko Katsumata Managing Director and Executive Secretary, JCIE

[Secretariat]

AIM:

Armi Cortes Executive Managing Director, Institutional Marketing
Anna Alba Institutional Marketing
Jaqueline Antonis Institutional Marketing
Kitty Chanco Institutional and Investor Relations
Rose Orbigo Institutional Marketing
Mhel Samera Institutional Marketing

ASEF:

Caroline Say Admin/Project Executive, Intellectual Exchange

JCIE:

Tomoko Suzuki Program Officer
Lucy van der Wall Assistant Program Officer