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Lesley Jeanne Y. Cordero

Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist
ATTY. LESLEY Y. CORDERO is a Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank. She is the DRM focal person in the Philippines, co-managing the disaster risk management and risk financing and insurance programs in the country. She has been involved in other DRM projects in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Fiji Islands. She is also co-leading the World Bank Group’s Marawi (Post-Conflict) Rehabilitation and Recovery technical assistance for the government. 
 
A public servant for more than six (6) years, Lesley served as an Undersecretary at the Office of the President - Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, mandated to integrate the reconstruction efforts of government for Typhoon Haiyan “Yolanda”. She also put together the Typhoon Bopha “Pablo” Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan for the affected areas in Mindanao. She also coordinated post-conflict projects through the Sajahatra Bangsamoro initiative – a program that provides basic health, education and livelihood services in the conflict areas in Mindanao. In 2011, Lesley also served as Undersecretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office, tasked to prepare strategic communications plans and policies for the Office of the President. Lesley was one of the youngest appointed Undersecretaries of the Aquino Administration. She also served as Commissioner of the National Youth Commission in 2010.
 
Lesley graduated magna cum laude with a degree of Bachelor of Philosophy at University of San Carlos in 2001 and Juris Doctor of Laws at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 2005.
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