Mutya coordinates the communication activities at the IPPC Secretariat, including implementing the global IPPC communications strategy, developing the annual secretariat communications plan, and organizing events such as the International Day of Plant Health. Her work also involves coordinating internal communications within the secretariat, coordinating the IPPC Community of Practice on Communication, coordinating the CPM Focus Group on Climate Change and Phytosanitary Impacts, writing and producing communication and advocacy materials and preparing governance meetings. Prior to joining the secretariat, she worked as a Communications Specialist for more than 12 years with UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, FAO and with other international organizations in Asia and Africa. Mutya has a bachelor’s degree in development communication from the University of the Philippines and is pursuing a master’s degree in the same field from the University of the Philippines Open University. She speaks Englis and Spanish (basic).