The ILO-WED team

Organizational description | 12 September 2019
Global Coordinator and Lead Officer

Virginia Rose-Losada is the Global Coordinator and lead officer for the ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme. Since joining the ILO in 2009, Virginia has held various positions of growing responsibility in supporting entrepreneurship and SME initiatives, programmes and policies targeting women and youth in over 15 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Between 2018 and 2020, she worked for the ILO Office for the Caribbean as Enterprises Specialist where she focused on issues such as resilience and productivity in small island contexts. Virginia, a Spanish national, holds an MA in international economics and Latin American studies from the Johns Hopkins School for Advance International Studies. Prior to working with the ILO, she worked for the Inter-American Development Bank as coordinator of a university network promoting social responsibility within Latin America and the Caribbean. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French

Programme Officer
Adriana is a Programme Officer for WED and supports development cooperation projects, partnership building and communication. Prior to joining ILO-WED, Adriana worked with the Green Jobs Programme and the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises Team at the ILO. She has experience working in the areas of gender, sustainability, and migration including with WBCSD, IOM and WECAN International. She holds a M.A. in Sustainable Development from IHEID in Geneva, where her thesis focused on the gendered implications of climate change for the vulnerability and resilience of smallholder farmers, and a B.A. Honours in International Development Studies and Environment and Resource Studies from Trent University in Canada. She is a national from Honduras and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Amélie DUVAL
Technical Officer
As Technical Officer with WED, Amélie supports implementation and upgrading of ILO-WED core tools, especially in French-speaking African countries. She coordinates the sectoral WED Assessment in the agriculture and renewable energy sectors of Somalia. In parallel, she supports the production of the regional report on the MNE Declaration with the MULTI Unit. Before joining the ILO, she worked with NGOs promoting women's economic empowerment through projects, capacity building and advocacy in Europe and Africa. Amélie holds a master’s degree in Geography of Development from La Sorbonne and a MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies from Cambridge.

Other team members working on WED and related topics: 

The ILO-WED Programme wishes to thank its past staff:

  • Joni Simpson

The ILO-WED Programme also wishes to thank past interns for their support and contribution:

  • Jaylan El Shazly
  • Mathilde Hebert
  • Elyssa Majed
  • Lourdes Toledo
  • Bahar Ucar
  • Sara Cavallo
  • Ludmilla Azo
  • Guillaume Baillargeon
  • Andrea Bocanegra
  • Charles Cauchon