Gisele Henriques is the technical lead for sustainability at CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. She is a resilience and livelihoods specialist with 15 years experience in supporting the work of local organisations, social movements and communities in Brazil, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Indonesia and Timor Leste, among others. Gisele also worked as the Food and Agriculture Policy Officer at CIDSE, the Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies. In that capacity she worked closely with the FAO, supporting civil society organisations in the Committee on World Food Security. Gisele has a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School, UC Berkeley as well as an MA in International Area Studies with a focus on small holders and adaptation in Africa. She is currently co-chair of Bond’s resilience learning group.