Esther Marthaler currently works as the Partnership & Capacity Development Coordinator and is also the Regional Coordinator for the Helvetas Sri Lanka Program. Before that she was the Program Advisor to the Helvetas country program and the migration project in Sri Lanka and co-led the Governance and Peace working area of Helvetas. As an anthropologist, she has worked on civil society promotion, peace building, conflict sensitivity, migration, culture and gender in Asia, Africa and Latin America since 1998. Her work experience includes thematic advice, knowledge management, strategy development, and development of tools and trainings. Prior to her engagement with Helvetas, Esther was a Senior Program Officer for KOFF/swisspeace and coordinated the Civil Society and Gender program for the German Cooperation in Vietnam.