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Vi team


Igor Paunovic, Officer in Charge, UNCTAD Virtual InstituteGul UNAL is the Chief of Training and Outreach Unit in the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies. Prior to joining to UNCTAD, she served as a Senior Regional Macroeconomic Advisor for Africa (UNECA), and as an economist at UNWOMEN and UNDP. She has previously taught college level economics  in the U.S  with a particular focus on development economics, political economy, and gender. Her research and publications focus on rural development issues.  She holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. 






Florence HUDRY joined the Virtual Institute in October, 2013. Experienced in administration, desktop publishing and coordination of technical assistance and capacity-building activities, she manages Vi videoconferences and organizational and logistical arrangements of fellowships, workshops and other services for our members.