Silvja Hodo works as a financial inclusion consultant for the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Her assignment is to position in the fight towards poverty alleviation in rural Albania through the introduction of smallholders’ financial inclusion and provision of financial literacy programs, promoting sustainable and resilient rural communities. As the project coordinator of a digital platform she advocates access to subsidy schemes and other funding sources as well as open calls for all value chain partnerships. She graduated with an MBA in Management Information Systems. In addition to financial inclusion, Silvja is also experienced in market research, data analysis and project management.