Rosalaura, from Italy, holds MSc in Agriculture from the University of Tuscia and her expertise spans from agricultural and forestry research to international advocacy and donor relations. RosaLaura devoted a large part of her career to the sustainable development of mountain regions and had a crucial role in 2002 in the creation of the Mountain Partnership, the only Multi-stakeholder UN Alliance dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain ecosystems, with over 400 members around the world.