Rupa Mukerji heads the Advisory Services department of Helvetas together with Esther Haldimann and is member of Helvetas’ Management Board. She brings a combination of rich practical development experience, academic rigor and a deeply analytical mind. She serves on the scientific steering committee of the Program of research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA), and is a member of the partner advisory committee of the Global Framework for Climate Services, GFCS. Rupa contributes to the work of the IPCC on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation as lead author of its 5th and 6th assessment reports. She regularly contributes to Swiss and global media through articles, commentaries and interviews. Rupa has a background in natural sciences (zoology) and management (MBA).