Joanne provides policy advice on financing the SDGs. She is passionate about generating development results through innovative financing mechanisms and has been supporting countries in Asia Pacific to deliver on climate change actions and SDG goals. Prior to joining UNDP, Joanne worked for 12 years with DFID as Livelihoods and Climate Change Advisor developing social protection, disaster management, urban poverty reduction and climate change adaptation programmes in Africa and South Asia. Joanne holds an MSc. Environment and Development from the University of London. She is the mother to three inquisitive children, wife to one husband and enjoys music.