Vivian Polar brings over 15 years of experience working directly with farmers and indigenous groups in rural communities, in agricultural technology innovation, adaptation to climate change, and food security. She has skills in project design, monitoring and evaluation and gender analysis in developing countries. Polar previously worked as a technical manager of PROINPA Foundation for the Altiplano Regional Office and also as a consultant for several well-known institutions such as the International Potato Center, Swiss Contact, World Bank, Samaritan’s Purse, and Bioversity International. She holds a PhD. in Finance and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London, UK.