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. Previous work experience includes Head of Centre for Alleviation of Poverty for Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) (2010-2015), and scientist positions with CIFOR, AVRDC and the Centre for Development Research. A Socioeconomist by training, professional interests include sustainable development, rural development, sustainable food systems, evaluation and impact assessment. Twenty years’ experience in research for development, planning, supervision and monitoring of research strategies and change management. Empirical field research in collaboration with national and international partners with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, more than 70 publications.