Ilaria Firmian is an Environment and Climate Knowledge and Capacity Development Officer in the Environment and Climate Division of IFAD. She has a degree in Anthropology and a MA in Cooperation and Development. At IFAD, she is responsible for strengthening knowledge sharing and learning activities associated with projects with environment and climate co-financing and for fostering partnerships with selected knowledge centers and networks on climate and environment. As gender focal point for the Environment and Climate Division she is engaged in gender analytical studies and activities at project/programme level, and development of guidelines and training material. She also represented IFAD in global engagement fora such as UNFCCC COP 22 and COP23 presenting the Fund’s work at the interface between climate and gender.