Diana Arango, Co-Chair
Senior Gender-based Violence and Development Specialist, World Bank
Diana J. Arango is the Sr. Gender-Based Violence and Development Specialist in the Gender Cross-Cutting Solutions Area at the World Bank Group. She has more than ten years of experience working on development issues, including gender-based violence, specifically within the context of humanitarian settings. Before joining the World Bank Group, she was a Research Scientist at George Washington University's Global Women's Institute leading research on violence against women and girls in conflict settings. Prior to that, she served as the Global Coordinator for the development and implementation of the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS), an innovative inter-agency initiative that aids humanitarian workers in collecting timely data on gender-based violence incidents that can then be used to inform programmatic work. She has a master's degree from the London School of Economics in Anthropology and Development and has on-the-ground experience in several countries, including Colombia, Haiti, Chad, Somalia, Uganda and South Sudan.