Ulrika Åkersson is the Lead Specialist on Environment and Climate Change at Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA). She has 16 years of professional international experience in development cooperation from Africa, Asia and Latin America, particularly within the areas of environment, climate change and water. Strong experience of donor harmonisation, institutional capacity building, project and programme management, methods development (incl. results-based management) and sector programme support. Strong knowledge of integrating cross-cutting issues into development cooperation, particularly environment and climate change as well as the human rights-based approach and gender.