Rita Poppe is advocacy officer for Green and Inclusive Energy at Hivos. She works in the field of energy access and climate finance at global level, connecting on-the-ground energy realities with international policy and finance. Ms. Pope has a background in politics, international relations and lobby and advocacy. She has extensive experience working for the Dutch and EU parliament, as well as in lobbying and advocacy on human rights, energy and climate. She holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Groningen University.