Marijana Markotić is a Programme Officer in the Foundation’s Leadership programme which focuses on strengthening the UN leadership systems and practice in and across the UN Secretariat, agencies, funds and programmes to reinforce the relevance of the International Civil service. Her main interest is in the conflict-climate nexus, disaster risk reduction (DRR), disaster relief and rebel governance. Markotić has nearly 10 years’ experience working with peace and development issues, both in government, civil society and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Western Balkans and South and Central Asia. As part of her masters in Peace and Conflict at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, Markotić worked at the Center for Disaster Management Studies in Nepal. She obtained her first masters in Disaster Risk Reduction Studies from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and is an ITDM alumna as well as Rotary Peace Fellow.