Dr. Katinka Weinberger is the Chief of Environment and Development Policy Section (EDPS) in UNESCAP. As Chief of EDPS, she provides leadership in formulating and coordinating ESCAP’s response to the 2030 Agenda and that capacity is responsible for organizing the Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD), coordinates the development of knowledge products on the 2030 Agenda, and leads capacity building efforts on implementation of the 2030 agenda at country-level. Before joining EDPS she was the Head of the Centre for Alleviation of Poverty for Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA-ESCAP) and before that worked in different scientist positions within the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). A socio-economist by training, her professional interests include the integration of the environmental dimension into social and economic policies, especially in the context of rural development and food systems. She has more than twenty years of experience in research for development, has been involved in empirical field research in Asia, the Pacific and across Africa, and authored more than 80 publications.
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