Noora-Lisa Aberman is the Country Program Manager for IFPRI's Malawi Strategy Support Program (MaSSP). She largely focuses on enhancing the role that research plays in the policy dialogue through improving communications tools, developing partnerships, and undertaking policy process research. Previously, as a Senior Program Analyst with the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, Noora worked on a broad range of topics and programs related to food security, health, and nutrition throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She holds an MA in International Economic Policy from American University and is pursuing a PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics at Hohenheim University as an external student. Her current research interests include research-policy linkages and gender, power and governance. Her research has frequently utilized Net-Map, a participatory interview method for mapping power and networks.