Esther Marthaler currently works as Senior Advisor Migration and Development. Before that she acted as Program Advisor to the Helvetas country program and the migration project in Sri Lanka and led the Governance and Peace working area of Helvetas in job-sharing. As an Anthropologist she has worked on peace building, conflict sensitivity, migration, culture, civil society promotion and gender in Asia, Africa and Latin America since 1998. Her work experience includes thematic advice, knowledge management, strategy development, development of tools as well as training and facilitation in the above mentioned areas. Prior to her engagement for Helvetas, Esther was a Senior Program Officer for KOFF/swisspeace and coordinated the Civil Society and Gender program for the German Cooperation in Vietnam.