Sonia N. Jorge has been an international consultant in communications policy and regulation, and gender and development for close to 20 years. Her recent work has focused on ICT policy and regulation, strategic planning of the ICT sector, national ICT policy development, new regulatory frameworks (to address competition, interconnection, pricing, sector development), universal access in the context of development, and gender analysis and awareness in the process of planning for information and communication technologies (ICTs). Ms. Jorge has published widely and presented various papers in international conferences, including several focusing on gender and ICT issues. Ms. Jorge holds a Masters in Public Policy (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University) and a BA/BS in Economics and Business Finance (University of Massachusetts). She was raised in Angola, is a Portuguese citizen, and a permanent resident in the USA (Boston, MA).