Ana Gabriel Zúñiga Aponte

Gender & Data Policy Lead


Costa Rica

Feminist activist, political representative and international consultant.

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Master in Social Policy and Program Management from the Central American Institute of Public Administration with more than ten years as a feminist activist, political representative and international consultant in the areas of participatory democracy, open data and open government.

At 25 years old, she took over as Vice Minister of Political Affairs and Citizen Dialogue of the Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica, between May 2014 and May 2018, as the youngest leader. Responsible for three agendas: Citizen dialogue to address conflicts and the co-creation of public policies; the implementation of the Open Government and Open Data agenda; and, the intercultural dialogue with indigenous peoples that allowed the co-creation of a General Indigenous Consultation Mechanism.

From 2018 to 2022 she was part of the Hivos Latin America team as Program Development Manager in the area of ​​Civic Rights in the Digital Era, designing and implementing regional programs in Open Data, Open Government, Rights and Digital Civic Space.

Currently, she is the Policy Lead in Gender and Data of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data, accompanying processes of feminist transparency, inclusion and diversity.