She is an agricultural engineer, with a Master degree on Natural Resources Management Watershed Management.
Actually, she is a PhD student on Natural Resources for Development. She has been working in the Mesoamerican Region for more than fifteen years in environmental and agricultural projects that promote sustainable and equitable human development, as well as including social and gender issues on public policy development with organization such as CARE, UICN-The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Wetland International and CATIE- Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center.
She has provided technical assistance to regional organizations, local and national governments in areas such as watershed management, community participation, organic agriculture,gender and social issues.
She has been an university professor and also has several publications on gender and environment and had developed technical skills to trained people on the use methodologies that promote gender equity.At the present, she is working as Technical Officer for the Global Senior Gender Adviser initiatives at IUCN.
Executive Bilingual Secretary, over 19 years of experience in International organization such as CARE and IUCN.
In 1996 start working as an administrative assistant in the Social Equity Unit, performing administrative and logistical activities, including seminars, conferences and support global conservation, among others. Since 2009 as an Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Global Senior Advisor Office for IUCN.
Global Sénior Gender Adviser
A Global Senior Gender Advisor with more than twenty-five years of experience in projects and initiatives involving public policy development, building local institutions and the incorporation of social and gender issues into development.
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/or 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.
Developed strategies for mainstreaming gender in leading organizations, including United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Support governments to develop gender policies and to create organizational capacity in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Authored over seventy publications, including thirty books, on gender, development, disaster risk, water, health and environment. Keynote speaker at several international conferences, congresses and high-level events.
Prior to IUCN, Rebecca Pearl-Martinez was the Senior Researcher for Climate Change at Oxfam America, where she led research on national governance of adaptation finance and agricultural mitigation.
Rebecca has been engaged for over a decade in policy advocacy around UN negotiations on sustainable development issues, including co-founding and leading the Global Gender and Climate Alliance, a joint initiative of 50 UN agencies and civil society organizations, and launching WEDO's programming on both sustainable development and climate change. In the 90s, Rebecca worked at the UN Andean Region office based in Ecuador and with community development initiatives in Nicaragua.
She holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and did her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science and Political.
Economy at Evergreen College.