Rita has a Masters degree in Applied Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany. She has worked in the areas of strategic communication, public & donor relations, advocacy and social mobilization in Asia and the Middle East since 2001. Working as a consultant, she raised funds for the United Nation’s World Food Programme in Thailand, implemented an election awareness campaign in Afghanistan, as well as raised funds for and managed an intercultural dance and theatre project in India. She has also worked in the NGO, private and governmental sector in Cambodia, Tanzania and Germany. She joined the PMHP team in January 2014.