Mariana Lopez

Independent Consultant

Mariana Lopez is an accomplished Gender Specialist known for her expertise in driving gender-intentional policy changes through participatory engagement. Her professional journey includes significant roles at organizations such as UNCDF and GSMA, where she has been instrumental in the strategic implementation of advocacy platforms, conducting in-depth research on financial behaviors, and coordinating partnerships aimed at enhancing women's digital inclusion.

Mariana holds a PhD in Development Policy and Gender, an MSc in Global Governance, and a bachelor's degree in Business. She is proficient in multiple languages, and certified in ESG and Impact Investing.

By Mariana Lopez


Regulating Finance for Gender Equality: A New Approach

Financial regulators and market facilitators across the African continent have the opportunity to redefine financial sector policymaking, ensuring that gender inclusivity is at the heart of its economic agenda, beginning with these recommendations.