Silvia Sartori SCP Expert Contact +49 202 459 58 - 10 email@example.com Silvia joined the CSCP in September 2013 as Communication and Networking Expert for the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility. Silvia’s focus is working to empower local actors to lead change and to optimise the potential for sustainable and inclusive growth through participatory, community-based, multi-stakeholder approaches. She is particularly passionate about women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, a topic she covered in her 2017 Study on sustainable development and women’s empowerment in Asia. As project leader, communication & networking expert and gender researcher, Silvia has been working with entrepreneurs, local communities and civil society organisations from over 15 countries in Asia, helping them acquire resource-efficient and environment-friendly practices, articulate their business development barriers, promote female entrepreneurship, expand market access, elaborate communication strategies and develop synergies with local and international actors. For over 7 years she was based in China. Prior to joining the CSCP, Silvia worked in China, Bhutan and Japan. Silvia majored in International Diplomatic Sciences (Trieste University, Italy), holds a Master’s Degree in SME Management & Development (IULM University, Italy) as well as a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies (Lund University, Sweden). Silvia is an Italian national.