Agnieszka Kroskowska started working in international development in Southeast Asia in 2003. She has also supported development programs in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. With a background in Social Sciences (BA) and Education, she has always emphasized citizen, women and youth’s participation and empowerment in the her work. Strategic considerations, gender and social inclusion, good governance, rights-based and conflict sensitive approaches underpin her work. As Helvetas’ organizational Gender and Social Equity Coordinator, Agnieszka supports the organization to walk its talk at institutional and country program levels. Thereby she ensures gender equality and social equity are mainstreamed in policies, strategies, procedures, our working areas and in our everyday work at head office and in the field.