Dina Umali-Deininger s the Agriculture Practice Manager, Sustainable Development, in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank. She manages advisory activities and a lending portfolio focused on increasing agricultural productivity, linking farmers to markets and value chain development, and improving climate resilience through climate smart agriculture. Prior to joining the Africa Region, she was the Practice Manager for the Agriculture and Water Global Practices in the Europe and Central Asia Region. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines.