Costa Rica - Ministry of Labor and Social Security
Mrs. Silvia Lara Povedano holds a master degree on sociology from the University of Costa Rica. Her professional life has been marked by her commitment and specialization on topics related to human rights, social inclusion, fight against poverty an inequalities, and the challenge of sustainable development. She has worked in the public sector, non-government organizations, in the academia, as a consultant for international organizations, business sector, and has involved directly with civil society organizations.
Mrs. Lara has been vice-minister of the Presidency in the Alvaro-Quesada administration, Executive Chair of the Institute of Social Assitance (IMAS), and Vice-Chair of the Directive Body of the National Institute of Women (INAMU), both during the administration of Pacheco de la Espriella.