Fabricia Devignes

gender equality, education strategy

Fabricia Devignes is a member of the Gender at the Centre Initiative of the IIEP technical team.

Fabricia has 15 years of professional experience in gender equality and mainstreaming in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, at various levels (management, policy formulation, project coordination, training), and as an advocate for education, child’s rights, and gender equality in Southern countries. 

As a Gender Equality Advisor within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she recently coordinated the French Third International Strategy on Gender Equality. Specifically, she helped design actions aimed at putting gender equality at the centre of education sector planning and at preventing school-related gender-based violence.

Prior to this, Fabricia worked for 10 years with NGOs. She was Director of Enda Europe, where she drove the gender equality and education strategy. She coordinated the cross-sectoral axis on gender issues through capacity development programmes, improving the design and impact of projects on the changing role of girls and women in developing countries. Fabricia also managed projects on: combatting early school leaving and improving access to education for girls, in Senegal; and integration of street children/adolescents into formal or non-formal education, combatting gender and intrafamily violence, and improving social integration and access to employment for marginalized young people, in Madagascar.   

Fabricia holds a double Master’s degree, in International Development and English, from Sorbonne University (France), and a Certificate in Civil Resistance and Social Movements from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA).