Dr Natalia Armijo Canto

Dr Natalia Armijo Canto, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Research Professor, Universidad de Quintana Roo (México); Consultant for Gender and REDD+, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Sociologist with Master’s Degree in Rural Development from the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM, Mexico) and Ph.D in Social and Political Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has conducted research-action projects in rural and coastal communities in collaboration with universities in Mexico, USA and Latin America. Wide experience in gender and forest as a researcher and consultant with national and international institutions. She was the lead consultant for IUCN in developing the Gender and Sustainable Development Assessment in the Yucatan Peninsula. She is member of the Academic Network on Gender, Environment and Society of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).