Annette Kolff oversees together with Remo Gesù the implementation of Helvetas’ country programmes abroad. Annette has 30 years of experience in development cooperation with several positions and assignments in Africa and Asia. She started working for Intercooperation in 1995 in India and subsequently worked in Switzerland and Madagascar for the same organisation. Since 2011 Annette co-leads the department of International Programmes. She holds a Master’s degree in tropical agriculture, with specialisation in extension and training and natural resource management at the Agriculture University in Wageningen (The Netherlands). She has a long experience in working in partnerships with local authorities, Civil Society organisations and line ministries. Annette is committed to empowering approaches for an inclusive development that reaches out to marginalised communities and families.