International Gender Champions

The International Gender Champions (IGC) is a leadership network that brings together decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. The initiative was co-founded by former UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller, former US Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Pamela Hamamoto and Women@TheTable CEO/Founder Caitlin Kraft-Buchman in 2015. The network numbers over 250 active Champions and 160 Alumni who are the heads of International Organizations, Permanent Missions, and Civil Society Organizations.

Rolph Payet, the Executive Secretary of the BRS Conventions, is an International Gender Champion. As a Gender Champion, he has made the following commitments:

“I will ensure the BRS Secretariat integrates gender considerations in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases of all projects to ensure women and men benefit equally from BRS technical assistance and capacity building.”

“I will work to raise awareness about the importance of empowerment of women and gender equality in promoting and achieving sustainable chemistry - in particular to communicate the importance of women in STEM, the need to advance gender differentiation within study of toxicology and the importance of inclusiveness in sustainable chemistry as a means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”