EDI in Mexico

Leading Change: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2030

By Gabrielle Lepage

Friday, April 21, 2023 – Mexico City, Mexico. In collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, the Canadian Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) expert Tracy Apoll, presented an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for the Mexican Ministry of Finance in Mexico City. This initiative aims to increase women’s participation, raise awareness, and strengthen leadership in the Ministry.

Opening remarks were led by Graeme C. Clark, Ambassador of Canada to Mexico. Among the other special guests, María del Carmen Bonilla, Head of the Public Credit Unit and Head of the International Affairs Unit (Ministry of Finance and Public Credit); Alexandra Reano, TAP Manager of the Expert Deployment Mechanism (Alinea); Carolina Maldonado, Director of Equality for Women and Men in the Economic Life (INMUJERES); Mirna Acevedo, Head of the Gender Unit (Ministry of Finance and Public Credit) brought greetings from their respective organisations.

Through TAP, Tracy designed a strategy to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in the finance ministry with a particular focus on gender equality and the inclusion of women. Using the Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) methodology, she facilitated an organizational assessment, proposed alternative solutions to minimize identified gaps and delivered a training workshop with ministry officials.

Tracy is passionate about promoting gender equality and has advocated for the empowerment of women and girls throughout her career. She has designed and delivered workshops on Gender-Based Analysis Plus, the Feminist International Assistance Policy, diversity and inclusion, managing for results, strategic planning, policy dialogue, project sustainability, and innovation.

The Technical Assistance Partnership-Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM), funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Alinea International, contributes to enhancing the capacity of national-level institutions to manage policies and practices in a more gender-responsive and inclusive way; promoting social, political, and economic opportunities in partner countries; and increasing awareness and engagement of Canadians as partners and global citizens in support of Canada’s international assistance efforts.