Dr. Miguel Fontes, PhD

Executive Director, Institudo Promundo

Dr. Miguel Fontes was recognized by the Americas Quarterly Magazine as one of the top five champions of gender equality in the American Hemisphere. He has experience in developing and evaluating the impact of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs. He led the first national strategic plan for ECD in Brazil in 2001, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection. He is the founder of PROMUNDO, one of the leading organizations in the involvement of men in fatherhood and care around the world. He also has experience in Assessing Social Impact (AIS), data collection, research design and project evaluation and mobilization social, and worked on several children and youth development projects. His field of specialization is the development of sustainability strategies and men engagement. He has a degree in Business/Public Administration from the Catholic University of Brasília, has a master’s degree in international relations and a doctorate in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.