Angelika joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2012. She is Team Leader for Disaster and Climate Risk Governance and currently Officer in Charge of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team with the Crisis Bureau in New York. She has an academic background in Public Administration and Development Studies and over 23 years of working experience in disaster and climate risk management at national, regional and global levels. Angelika’s expertise includes disaster and climate risk governance; integrated resilience building approaches; mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and adaptation into development; post-disaster recovery; community-based approaches; policy advice; programme design, implementation and monitoring. Before joining UNDP, Angelika established and managed the Pacific Sub-Regional Office of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in Fiji (2008-2012). She also worked for UNISDR in Bangkok (2007-2008); UNDP in Geneva (2003-2007); Concern Worldwide in the Lao PDR (2000-2003); and the UN South Pacific Disaster Reduction Programme in Fiji (1996-2000).