Maria Schultz is Programme Director of the Resilience and Development Programme - SwedBio - a programme mainly financed by Sida situated at Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The Resilience and Development Programme is a knowledge interface between practice, policy and science, on issues concerning poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods, equity and human wellbeing through development towards resilient ecosystems and societies.
It also facilitates funding to related initiatives with partner organizations and institutions in developing countries and facilitates access and participation of developing country stakeholders and actors in international policy development.
Maria has her formal education in Systems Ecology and media communication. Work experience include an indigenous organisation in the Amazon region, Swedish Ministry of Environment as CBD focal point, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Universities and consultant.