Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré is a retired Professor of English and Doctor in Anglophone studies. She researched “The role of the Child Poverty Action Group in British civil society” for her Masters and “The role of education in the development of women in the Anglophone Caribbean in the 21stcentury” for her PhD at the Sorbonne University, Paris. She is a graduate of the Institute of Gender and Development studies, UWI.
She presented her research on “The role of education in the context of international and regional Caribbean female migration”, at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in July 2010, in London (UK). She was a panellist on Commonwealth Day at the University of Paris Diderot in 2014: “The Commonwealth and the United Nations Organisations: A comparative study of Partnerships and Actions in Development”.
She joined BPW France in 2008. She has been the permanent representative for IFBPW to UNESCO since 2012 and was elected member of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in December 2016.
In December 2018, she was elected Chair of the International Conference of NGOs at UNESCO and President of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee for a two years’ mandate.
She has represented the Liaison Committee to the CCNGO/Education 2030 as member of the coordinating group since 2017.
She contributed to the first international NGO-UNESCO forum on education in 2013, NGO-UNESCO International Day of Literacy in 2014, was co-leader of the 4thinternational NGO-UNESCO forum on the role of women in fighting poverty (Unesco Headquarter, 2015), the 8th on climate change in Paris ( December 2017) and the 10th on Science in Moscow (November 2018). She represented NGOs and WfWP at COP 21.
She made oral statements on behalf of IFBPW at the 38thand 39th UNESCO General Conference, Education Commission on Education, Adult learning and TVET. She has a special interest in promoting Women in STEM with the UNESCO Education and Inclusion sector and is a member of the BPW taskforce on WOMEN in STEM and co-leader of the member initiated project on intercultural dialogues/UNESCO platform.
Languages: French, English, Spanish