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Marion Regina Mueller is the director of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung / Foundation's (HBF) India Office in Delhi since January 2018. With an educational background in Socio Cultural Studies and Fine Arts as well as Gender and Development she has extensive work experience in the South Asian region since 1999, working for international and local NGOs and government institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. She has joined the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in 2005 and has, before joining hbs in India represented the foundation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Working with local communities, civil society, think tanks and government representatives her thematic working focus has been on strengthening of women's and human rights, supporting of women's political representation, gender mainstreaming, good governance and strengthening of peace processes as well as on ecology and resource politics. Core of her working focus always has been to include the needs and interests of all actors into political dialogue and participatory decision making, especially those of local communities, women and minorities. She has a strong research interest on including of gender aspects into traditional structures and organisation, issues of women's political participation as well as on gender and citizenship.