Henda Ducados is a founding member of Rede Mulher (Gender Network) and the Angolan Institute of Research, and serves as Deputy Director of the Social Action Fund in Angola. She has over 10 years of experience in development operations and research management in strategic planning and gender programming. She contributed to the 1999 and 2004 Human Development Reports for the United Nations Development Programme in Luanda. Most recently she has been external relations manager for Total Angola.