Leonora Garcia, Norie to her colleagues and friends, has been working in development sector for the past 25 years. She has years of experience in international development work and in managing various development programs and projects. She has more than 12 years of senior leadership role – as executive director, program director and other leadership posts in international and local NGOs, including networks and coalitions. Her work remit included overseeing program implementation in various countries in Asia, Africa and South Pacific.
Her recent work experiences include heading advocacy work on China’s policy in relation with the Belt and Road Initiative and its implication on energy and natural resource governance of its partner countries. She also recently held interim leadership position in the Philippine member of Publish What You Pay (Bantay Kita), an international network of organizations working on effective governance and transparency of extractive industries.
Her recent independent consulting work includes program evaluation (Mid-term evaluation) on Climate Change resiliency of small island enclaves, a German government funded project in the Philippines. She also worked with International Union for Conservation of Nature (Netherlands) on planning, coordination and implementation of cross learning between the Philippines and Madagascar with focus on natural resource governance.
Ms. Garcia has a formal training on development economics and economic history – with extensive experience on leading and managing NGOs, developing and managing development programs, resource mobilization and grant management, partnership management (including public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder governance councils), research and policy advocacy.